Fifth and sixth-grade band are elective classes encompassing the development of basic instrumental technique, stylistic interpretation, performance, and musicianship. Students learn key signatures, meters, fingerings, posture, breath support, embouchure, and articulation.
Seventh and eighth-grade band are elective courses dedicated to increasing musicianship and performance mastery. Musicianship includes advanced rehearsal skills and stylistic interpretation, and sight-reading skill. Performance skills include complex rhythmic patterns, keys, and meters, increasing individual musical independence, increasing awareness of the role within the section and the band as a whole. Performances for band include at least two school concerts.