Can my fifth grade student still get involved in band class even if we didn’t sign up yet?
YES! Please email Ms. Firchow email@example.com All 5th grade students are encouraged to participate in band. Now is the time to start. This will give your student many more class choices as they go into 6th grade and beyond. Band is brain food!
Ms. Firchow is still meeting with students. She has not seen every student yet, but she will meet with every person.
If my student has already chosen their instrument, what’s next?
Use the information that I sent home with your student, after meeting with them, to obtain an instrument for your student.
When do lessons start?
Small group introductory lessons will begin after September 20th. More information will be coming out next week. Your student will receive information from me in enough time to know when their lessons will start.
Does band class happen during school hours?
Yes, small group lessons will be during the school day. Students will know the DAY of their lesson. Adults at home can help their musician by ensuring they remember their band materials on their lesson DAY. More information to come.
What about Big Band Rehearsal?
Big Band rehearsal (all instruments at once) will be added in November.
HL after school on Tuesdays, 2 pm - 3 pm EL before school on Wednesdays, 8 am - 9 am More information to come.
Do you have any of the concert dates yet?
Concert information will be coming out with Big Band information. Concert dates will be in late January and late April / early May.
How much practice time at home should we anticipate?
Students are encouraged to play at home as part of the "fun homework". Different students are able to practice in different amounts based on family variables. Frequency and consistency are more important than duration for young students. I am happy to help students practice and be a practice buddy for students. I am here to help. Positive encouragement is the key to success and I am here for it!