ABOUT THE CLASS: Students will explore the fundamentals of music theory and performance techniques within brass, wind, and percussion instruments while performing with other students in this dynamic band class! Students may choose from the following instruments: flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, snare drum, and marimba! They will become acquainted within their instrument, and develop familiarity with musical scales, melodies, harmonies, pitches, and rhythms! Your child will learn various pieces of music along with their peers, as they develop into young musicians who can confidently perform as individuals, and as a group! REQUIREMENTS: Students must be in 5th Grade INSTRUMENT: Students can select from flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, snare drum, and marimba DAY/TIME: 45 minutes once per week on Monday's during school hours. GETTING AN INSTRUMENT *Please DO NOT purchase instrument/materials until you are notified of enrollment. Students are responsible for providing their own instruments. The teacher will provide resources on where to rent/purchase instruments and materials. MATERIALS Parents will be instructed to buy materials once classes have begun. www.sheetmusic.com is a good resource. Material cost will range from $15-$25 per year for beginners, and $50-$100 for advanced students POLICIES 1. This a year long program of 29 weekly classes, once per week, during school hours. 2. Students who wish to withdraw from class must inform Musika by the 3rd class. No refunds will be issued after this period. 3. There are no refunds for students who miss a class. 4.Classes missed due to teacher absence or weather related school closing will be refunded at the end of the year. ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENT A minimum of 5 students is required per class, or if fewer than 15 students enroll from the entire school, will be cancelled and a full refund will be issued.