This is a full-year elective course offered to students with little or no prior music experience. In this course, students are taught to read music notation and to play a band instrument, with the goal of joining the Concert band by the second semester. Mr. Thoede and Mr. Wilson work together with the students to help them select an instrument, then to learn the fundamentals of technique and music reading skills. The fall semester is held during the regular school day, and in the spring, beginners join the rest of the band students in the 7:00 AM classtime. Students are able to choose to learn playing any brass, woodwind, or percussion instrument.
Teacher: Joshua Wilson