Band

(Open to 4th & 5th Graders Only)

We offer instrumental music (band) instruction in brass, woodwinds, and percussion for students in 4th and 5th grades.  The band program requires a year-long commitment from our students and families.  Students meet in their sectional groups (advanced band, brass, woodwinds, and percussion) twice a week with a combined rehearsal once a week on Wednesdays.

Please note the following requirements for band students and their parents:

  • One-year commitment of two 40-minute group classes per week during the fine arts block.  This still allows the student to select one additional arts class per semester.  Students will also meet on Fridays for combined band.
  • Instruments and Rental Fees:
    No rental fee is charged for 5th graders.  $15 materials fee only.
     
  • 4th graders can borrow a Centennial-owned band instrument while supplies last.  Once our inventory is exhausted, 4th graders will need to provide their own instrument (owned or rented from a local music store).
     
  • Instruments from Centennial’s inventory will be issued to families on a first-come, first-serve basis as available.
  • Instruments will be checked out AFTER the arts program begins in September.
  • Practice the instrument at least three times a week for 30 minutes each and bring it to class each time. 
  • Take the instrument home each weekend and during breaks to practice.  Return the instrument to school for the first rehearsal of the week.
  • Parents are responsible for renting instruments and encouraging their children to practice.
  • Attend performances (December, April/May)--See Save the Dates on this website.

The following music classes require a year-long commitment with no exceptions:

Brass (trumpet, trombone, baritone)

Violin (Chamber Orchestra) all levels

Woodwinds (clarinet, flute and saxophone)

Centennial Singers

Percussion

Piano 2 (audition only with piano teacher)

Advanced Band

 

 

 While this is a serious commitment for you, it also brings great rewards for your student and your family with several performances throughout the year.