DISTRICT 109 INTERMEDIATE BAND
Welcome to the District 109 Intermediate Band!
The intermediate band consists of students who have 1-2 years of performance experience on their instrument. Students in this ensemble have developed a foundation in reading notation, rhythmic patterns, and applying musicality in performance. The students will further develop these skills by continuing studies in the method book and performing music at higher grade levels.
The intermediate band rehearses on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:45p.m.—3:45p.m. at Wilkins School. The students are transported from their elementary school to Wilkins School and then have the option of riding the bus home following the rehearsal. In addition to the after school rehearsals, students also receive a 30 minute group lesson during the school day at their individual school.
The mission of the elementary band program is to provide the students with the necessary tools they need to become a well rounded musician. It is my hope that students will conclude their elementary band careers having developed a strong appreciation for music.
Research has shown that students involved in music receive higher grades and perform at a higher level on state standardized tests. Students develop meaningful relationships with peers from other schools within the district and learn the important aspects of team work. Together, the students learn important musical concepts for instrumental performance.