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Beginning Band is open to all fifth and sixth grade students. No prior instrumental music experience is necessary. Band class meets every other day all year, and students receive a small group lesson once every 8 school days. There are two concerts, one in December and May. The course goals of the Foxview Band program are to have fun while learning the fundamental skills involved in playing a musical instrument, further develop music theory, practice good listening skills, and reinforce good practice habits.
To help a student choose their instrument, students will meet with district band directors on registration day in the summer, or when school starts, and mouthpiece testing will be done to determine the right fit. Instrument choices are flute, clarinet, trumpet, and trombone. Students interested in the saxophone will complete one successful semester on the clarinet first, then tryout the alto saxophone with the band teacher. Students may also audition for the french horn, tuba, or oboe, after they have successfully completed playing one of the four main instruments (fl, cl, tr, tb) for one semester. Students interested in percussion will play multiple instruments in their first year, therefore, to join this section right away, students need 2 years of private music lessons outside of school on piano, guitar, etc. Students will also take a rhythm test, and/or play a song for band directors to show their ability to read music and keep good rhythm. We learn and perform everyday in Band, and look forward to working with students that have the desire to learn a musical instrument so they may look forward to participating in the middle and high school band programs.
The Foxview Chorus is a performance music option that allows fifth and sixth grade students to be a part of a large singing ensemble at an introductory level. Students will have the chance to learn to sing two part music in an environment that creates camaraderie and community. All chorus students will meet in a large group setting every other day. Sixth grade chorus students will also have a small group lesson that meets every eight days. Parents will have the opportunity to see the chorus concerts twice per year. All singing experience levels are welcome.
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The Foxview Orchestra is designed to provide students with an introductory experience to orchestral instruments. Orchestra instruments are string instruments that include the violin, viola, cello, and string bass. Students may choose an instrument to play and Ms. Wegge or a local the music store representative will determine the correct size of instrument required. Orchestra class meets every other day in large groups and students receive a small group lessons once every 8 school days. Parents are able to enjoy to orchestra concerts two times per year. Prior experience is not required you just need to be ready to learn.