All students who learn a band instrument are expected to perform in concert band. Concert Band is open to all 5-8th grade instrumentalists. At this time we have very limited rehearsal time. Attendance is mandatory. We expect the band to come together in Full rehearsals on Tues & Thurs Period 8. While band lessons cover individual instrumental technique using the lesson books, Concert Band is when we work on band music selections. HOME PRACTICE is imperative, since our class time is so limited. Both concert band ("All Band") and band lessons count toward your grade in Band. Concert Band will perform at least twice a year and we also have fun parties and other events for the students.