How it all Works: 2017-2018 School-Year Choosing an Instrument All students will see and hear each band instrument in a demonstration assembly on Tuesday, August 22. Beginning the following day, each student will meet with Mr. Schraub individually and have the opportunity to try out 3-4 instruments of their choice! A letter will then be mailed home with the recommended instrument choice for your son or daughter.
Registration Registration will take place on Thursday, September 7th from 4-7 PM in the Schiesher Large Gym. This is where you can officially sign your child up for band. You will be able to rent instruments and supplies from our music dealer Quinlan and Fabish. Please come any time at your convenience during these hours. Mr. Schraub and Mr. Gumina will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.
Band Lessons Each student will be placed in a small group with 2-3 other students who play their same instrument. Each group will meet once per week for 30 minutes beginning the week of September 11th. Each group’s lesson will always be the same day of the week but lesson times will rotate from week to week so students will not have to miss the same portion of class in consecutive weeks. For example, if Flute Group #1 meets at 10:00 one Tuesday, they would meet at 10:30 the following Tuesday and so on. Students will receive monthly schedules with their lesson times.
After-School Band Practices After-school band practices will begin on Tuesday, November 7th and continue every Tuesday school is in session until May 8th. Due to space constraints at Schiesher, students will be bussed to the High School band room directly after school and will rehearse until 4:30 PM. These rehearsals are extremely important as they are the only opportunity for the full band to practice together in the same room. More specific information about these band practices will be mailed home to all band students in October.