Hello, 5th Grade Parents! I would like to invite your child to be a part of the East Middle Band next year. It is a wonderful opportunity for students to make friends and thrive in middle school as well as have fun learning an instrument. Here are some important points for you to know:
Band is a class that meets during the school day, just like math, science, and other classes in middle school.
Students do not need to know how to play any instruments or even read music to join band. Mrs. Morgan teaches them everything you need to know!
I help facilitate getting instruments for students at the beginning of the year. This can be done through private rentals and through a small supply of school-owned East Middle instruments. If you are interested in band but can’t afford an instrument, you can still be in band.
If you’re not sure what to play, Mrs. Morgan takes you on a short tour of all the available instruments in this video:
There are no required after-school practices for band. We play a concert at the end of every nine weeks for families so they can hear how great they sound!
If students are involved in any after-school activities like sports teams or clubs, you can still do those things and band! Because most of what we do happens during the school day, it will not conflict with other after-school activities. In our middle and high school band program, we’ve had band members who play on the football team, basketball team, swimming, academic team…the list goes on.
If your child is interested in joining our band, please complete this google form:
Families will need to complete the Google Form above to sign up for band by May 12th.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. My number is 502-633-1478 and my email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tammy Morgan, Director
Shelby East Middle Bands