During 6th grade students in band meet in
homogeneous classes throughout the school day. Participation is open to any MCMS
student, no prior experience is needed. Students are taught all the
fundamentals of playing an instrument, including all of the basics of music
reading and solid characteristic sound production on the instruments. The
students perform a Winter Concert and Spring Concert.
Mr. Ross teaches all
Mr. Jurek teaches all brass.
Mr. Fairdosi teaches all percussion.
proficiency on 7 major scales & chromatic scale
proficient at 26 snare rudiments & perform a percussion ensemble
theory comprehension through a semester written exam
of Practice Records
of an instrument specific solo
of concert music as assigned by director
all assigned section rehearsals and/or full band rehearsals before/after school
at Winter Concert, Spring Concert
Instruction is highly encouraged and is a great supplement to band class.
participate in Band Fundraisers
All 6th Grade Band members: Band t-shirt (purchase from band $10.00), blue
jeans, and tennis shoes. Students are required to purchase all parts at
the beginning of the school year.
Daily, at home, individual practice is expected to occur. To become proficient
in a skill, it must be practiced.