5th Grade Brass and Percussion

Welcome to the Fifth Grade Brass and Percussion page!

Fifth Grade Band End of Year Information

Congratulations on completing your fifth grade year of band! I have been excited to hear your progress through this year’s performances and am eager to work with you as your band director next year.

In order to make the transition into sixth grade band as smooth as possible, there are a few suggestions that I would like to offer you at this point.

  • Don’t lose or give away your yellow band book! It will be used in the beginning of sixth grade band for review and we don’t want anybody to have to buy a replacement book to finish the book next year.
  • Sixth Grade Band is very exciting in that we will be working together as a group on a daily basis, adding new instruments to the band, and learning many new notes and musical concepts. It is my sincere hope that all members of the Fifth Grade Band will choose to continue their band experience next year. For those students that may wish to stop their involvement in band next school year, I am including the following suggestion:
    • If you are certain that you do not wish to be in band next year, please submit a note to the office or your band teacher prior to the end of the school year or over the summer. When students have to wait for a schedule change to occur at the beginning of the year, it leads to an uncomfortable situation for everybody.
    • If you are renting your instrument, contact the music store to make arrangements to return your instrument. After talking to the music store, let your teacher know the plan. There have been a few times in which instruments have been left in classrooms and forgotten about. We do not want you to be surprised with a bill for an instrument you will no longer be using.
  • If you will be continuing in band, make sure to take your instrument home. It is not necessary to return an instrument you are renting to the store for the summer months.
  • If repair or maintenance is needed, please consider taking it to the music store over the summer to make sure it is ready to go in the fall.
  • Most importantly: Don’t forget to play your instrument over the summer! It is surprising how much can be forgotten over the summer and it will not be fun to have to relearn everything that you have worked so hard to learn in sixth grade band. Remember that it is fun to “play” your instruments and pick a few songs that you liked out of the book to play every week. Ask to play at church, senior centers, etc. You will be amazed at how good you are when you come back in September!

Thank you again for being a member of the band. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please feel free to contact me (idaband23@gmail.com). I would be happy to hear from you!

Christopher Bennett

PDF Document2016-2017 Ida Band Calendar - This calendar contains all events for the 5th-12th grade Ida Bands. If something changes, you will be notified as soon as possible.