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Band

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General Information

The District 95 Band program offers an opportunity for personal growth and enrichment, through the study of wind and percussion instruments. The program is structured to offer opportunities for motivation, positive attitudes, and a commitment to excellence in an atmosphere of discovery and learning through music. 
 
There are two beginning bands at the elementary level. Beginning band is introduced to fourth graders in late spring. Sign-up takes place after instrument testing and placement, at the end of 4th grade.


South Elementary Band

The South Elementary Band consists of 5th grade band students who attend Isaac Fox, Sarah Adams, and May Whitney. Elementary Band students participate in weekly sectional classes.  Full band rehearsals begin about five weeks after sectional classes have begun, and are held before school.  South Elementary Band holds full band rehearsals at May Whitney.
 

North Elementary Band

The North Elementary Band consists of 5th grade band students who attend Spencer Loomis and Seth Paine.Elementary Band students participate in weekly sectional classes.  Full band rehearsals begin about five weeks after sectional classes have begun, and are held before school.  North Elementary Band holds full band rehearsals at Spencer Loomis.
 

Performances

Students will have the opportunity to perform in 2-3 public concerts during their first year in band.
 

Elementary Band Directors

The South Elementary Band is led by Mr. Dan Keilman.  The North Elementary Band is led by Mr. Matt Kutylo.
 
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