Elementary Band and Orchestra Pre-registration is Open

Hello 5th grade parents and students! Pre-Registration for 5th grade band and orchestra is available online now. Click the big blue link below to get started. Just looking for information about the program? Click here to download a copy of the Elementary Band and Orchestra Parent Guide.

Be sure to visit the "Elementary Band Corner" by clicking on the tab in the side menu.  This is where Mr. Ronning will post assignments and notices for 5th graders. Orchestra students will find information about string classes on Mr. Banet's web page.

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Save the date: Wednesday, Sept. 20 is Music Night, is our annual event where parents can register their children for classes, meet the teachers, and rent instruments. In the meantime, we will be visiting the elementary schools on September 20 and 21 to talk to kids and provide a guided, hands-on with the instruments. Classes begin on September 26, and we're really looking forward to working with our newest young musicians!

 

 Jazz Band Auditions September 19-21.

Interested in joining the jazz band? Download the audition packet to get started. Audition dates and times for each instrument, rehearsal schedule, and general info are included. If you're interested but aren't sure if you should audition after looking through the packet, feel free to come talk to me after school to get more info.

Beginning Band

The BeginBand.com website contains useful information about beginning band. It also has sound clips for each instrument. The following lists show selected content from the site. Click on the links below for direct access to the article or FAQ's.

Three articles to read with a parent:

Frequently Asked Questions about Band and Orchestra

 

Concert Dress for Mason Bands

Beginning & Intermediate Band
Khaki (tan) pants and a navy blue polo with dark shoes and socks.

Advanced Band
Black dress pants and a white dress shirt (or white blouse for girls) with black socks and shoes. A black tie is optional for boys.

Concert & Jazz Band
Black dress pants, black dress shirts or blouses, with black socks and dress shoes. (Jazz band members who are in Advanced Band need only wear these outfits.)

Elementary Band
There is no particular uniform for our elementary students. Students are encouraged to wear clean, "dressy" clothes for concerts.