Group band lessons are taught using “Essential Elements Interactive.” This method book includes an online component to help the teacher and student interact even when they are not in class. Essential Elements is a wonderful method to help students in the early stages of development. Students will learn and improve aspects of their playing such as rhythm, pitch, range, and overall musicianship in class and using Essential Elements Online. Plus, it’s just fun to play along and record yourself home. As students progress, music (full band arrangements) is added to further the development and to prepare for performances.
Concert band is made up of intermediate and advanced students. More emphasis is put on ensemble playing and a wide variety of band arrangements are used to achieve a higher level of musicianship. In addition to a winter and spring concert, students are encouraged to participate in a variety of performances opportunities throughout the year.