Welcome to Grade 6 Band

  • The following information will be useful for students as they determine what instrument they would like to select for 6th Grade Band.

    What instruments are in the 6th grade band?

    Band instrument choices for 6th grade include flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, trombone, baritone and percussion. Additional instrument choices/switch options become available after 6th grade. Percussion (keyboard mallets and drums) may be offered to students who successfully complete a "readiness screening" with Mr. Coon. Details will be provided soon.

    How do we begin to learn about instruments of the band and how to make a smart choice?

    Here is a link to some Frequently Asked Questions.

    Here is a link to some instrument information. Kids will love to read this and see the pictures and videos!

    Here is a video that Mr. Coon made for 5th Graders in Mrs. Lichtman's Music Class

    Testing instruments before choosing:

    Fifth Grade students interested in Band will need to choose an instrument before completing their registration.  In a “normal” year, we would provide opportunities for students to try instruments at school before they decide what to play in sixth grade. Due to the Covid pandemic, we will not be offering that opportunity in 2021. Instead, we are providing video materials for the 5th grade Music classes for students to learn about instruments. On our school web pages, we will post additional videos and materials from the Be Part of the Music organization. 

    Percussion Screening Appointments

    Students interested in playing percussion in Sixth Grade Band will need to participate in a "Percussion Skills Check" with Mr. Coon.This year, students will be able to do a screening with a Google Meet, since school access is limited after hours. If you are interested, please take about 6 minutes to view the video below to learn about the screening before you reserve a screening appointment time. This video is a demonstration of the skills that will be checked- you may want to start practicing!

    Appointments are available in 15-minute time slots between 6pm- 8pm on March 4, 10, and 15. Please use this link to reserve your time using the student’s school ipad. Please also use the student ipad for the screening. Thank you!

     

     

    We have decided to sign up for band! Now what?

    When you schedule your class choice in PowerSchool, simply select the band option that also lists your choice of instrument.

    Please consider contacting a store that specializes in “Educational Music Sales” such as Music & Arts or Rettig Music for instrument sales & rentals, accessory items & band books, and instrument repair  information. 

    • Rettig Music (Dublin/Sawmill Rd.) 614-792-2100
    • Music & Arts (Westerville/State St.) 614-891-9008

    Both stores can help you by phone or in person, and both offer online shopping. 

    Here is a link to a printable instrument and accessory list for shopping.

    For questions, please contact Mr. Coon at coon.1@napls.us or Mr. Falk at falk.1@napls.us.