Middle School Bands

Whitney is home to three middle school bands:

     Beginning Band: This band is designed for students who did not take the opportunity to play in band during elementary school.  These students start with the basics of music and then transition to playing the instrument of their choosing.  Instruments available are: Oboe, Bassoon, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, and Percussion (limited space available.)

     Intermediate Band:  This band is designed for students who have some playing experience but are limited in knowledge.  These students spend time focusing their energy on reading music at an appropriate level and focusing on their individual instrument technique.  Students are placed in this ensemble after meeting with Mr. England.  Most students in this band change their instrument to find something that meets their unique skill set.

     Advanced Band:  This band is designed for students who have playing experience and have everything checked off on their elementary music acheivement cards.  These students work on advanced theory and technical concepts.  Students in this band can change instruments in this band with permission from Mr. England.  This group plays music at the advanced Junior High/Easy High School level.


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