Last modified Sep 17

Middle School Band

  • 5th Grade
  • 6th Grade
  • 7th Grade
  • 8th Grade
Sam Stranz

Welcome Back

Hello band students and parents!

I hope you all had a wonderful summer! I’m excited to be back and working on creating beautiful music with all of the band students again. Fifth graders are off to a great start – learning a new instrument is a challenge, and they’re all stepping up and making amazing progress.

Middle school band students are using a new band method book this year – Tradition of Excellence Book 2. This book allows students to practice sight reading easily, learn about concepts in music theory and history, as well as advance skills on their instruments. If you still need a copy of the book, please contact me!

Our first concert is coming up as well! It will be held in the Ministry Center on Tuesday, October 15th at 6:00. The Lab, Studio, and Jazz bands will all be playing. Details about call times will be posted closer to the concert date.

I hope your school year is off to a great start!

“My music is the spiritual expression of what I am – my faith, my knowledge, my being… When you begin to see the possibilities of music, you desire to do something really good for people, to help humanity free itself from its hang-ups.”— John Coltrane