"The arts connect students to themselves and each other. Creating an artwork is a personal experience. The student draws upon his or her personal resources to generate the result. By engaging his or her whole person, the student feels invested in ways that are deeper than ‘knowing the answers.’" Task Force on Arts & Creativity in Education
Each of the instruments will be demonstrated for current 5th grade students at their elementary school during our Band and Orchestra Prelude exploratory sessions beginning in November. At the conclusion of Prelude, your child will have held, listened to, “experimented” with, and possibly made a sound or two on several instruments. Prelude is specifically designed to guide students in selecting an instrument for study that holds promise for long term success and enjoyment. We are committed to helping you and your child make an informed choice prior to the registration deadline for middle school classes in January.
Instruments introduced during 5th grade Prelude: Woodwind FamilyString FamilyBrass FamilyPercussion Family Flute Violin Trumpet Snare Drum (practice pad) AND Oboe Viola French Horn Xylophone (mallet instrument) Clarinet Cello Trombone Saxophone String Bass Baritone (Euphonium) Tuba