The Westbook Beginning Band is made up of our first year band students. Beginner Band students meet in like-instrument classes and are put together as a band for the Holiday Concert and Spring Concert. Beginner band students are expected to maintain passing grades and attend all rehearsals and performances for their band. Instruments offered in beginning band include: Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, and Percussion.
INSTRUMENT PURCHASES, SUPPLIES & RENTALS
The instruments found on these sheets are the best recommended brands and models to obtain. They are very reliable and, most importantly, very durable. These brands and models are well known and will optimize your ability, growth, and learning.
WARNING: In this day and age there are many instrument manufacturers that make extremely enticing and inexpensive instruments. Some companies even color their instruments red, green, blue, and black to attract customers as a gimmick. Though they may seem fine at first they can malfunction very easily and repair shops have been known to refuse repair due to cheap parts and un-repairability. "If it's too good to be true, it probably is."
You can purchase/rent instruments through either of the following music companies
IMPORTANT BEGINNING BAND DATES:
(NEW DATES TBD)
August 26: Band Forms Due* September 13: Main Event 6th grade Social 4:30 pm - 8 pm November 6: Cookie Dough Fundraiser Kick Off!! November 14: Teach Your Parent to Play (optional) November 15: Chick-fil-A Day! November 20: Cookie Dough Fundraiser Forms Due December 10: Winter Concert* December 13: Chick-Fil-A Day! January 24: Chick-fil-A Day! February 21: Band Lock In! March 20: Chick-fil-A Day! May 5: Spring Pool Party & Concert May 18-21: Auditions for Band Placement* – during school June 8 -12: Stars & Stripes Band Camp! *required events