Concert Band

Welcome to Concert Band!

Concert Band emphasizes the development of individual and full-band performance skills in preparation for promotion in to Symphonic Band or Honor Hand. This class is geared for students in the 7th and 8th grades who wither had 6th-grade beginning band, but need additional reinforcement of fundamentals OR they are a beginner that will be accelerated throughout the year.

Frequently Asked Questions!

What are the goals of the Irma Marsh Middle School Band Program?
Our goals are to encourage and promote musical technique so that our students gain a higher appreciation in music throughout the rest of their lives.

How much time outside of class am I expected to practice?

While we try to cover most issues with our concert repertoire in class, we encourage our students to practice a minimum of 120 minutes per week outside of class. This helps our students to continue to reinforce what we teach during class as well as serving to further their own playing ability.

Can my child participate in both athletics and band?
The answer is absolutely YES! We want our students to be as well-rounded as possible! We only ask that students and parents let us know when there is a conflict so that we can resolve it and come up with a better solution for everyone.

When does the band perform?
In the weeks approaching a concert or contest, directors will pass out information regarding attire, concert itinerary and concert order. As always, please feel free to e-mail or call us if there are issues with dates or times!

Do the students go on any trips?
Yes! We like to reward our students for all of the hard work they put in over the year! More information will go out weeks in advance to any trip we take! 

Do I need to purchase an instrument or can I borrow one from the school?

All students are encouraged to own their own instrument with certain exceptions (French Horn, Baritone, Tuba, Percussion). Click this link for instrument rental/purchasing information!