Fifth grade students begin with an introduction to fundamental instrumental skills which will allow students to perform together in an ensemble setting. Students develop music literacy and comprehension through the course materials to achieve independence on their instrument.
Sixth grade students continue to build on the fundamental skills that they have learned throughout their 5th grade time. Students move away from their skill based beginner book and on to more intermediate literature. They are also introduced to new performance opportunities, including festival and contest events.
2022-2023 Concert Schedule
03/07/23 – March Band Concert 6:00 pm & 7:30 pm
03/18/23 – D46 Solo & Ensemble Contest (Optional, Cadet Band only)
TBA/23 – IGSMA District Contest (Cadet Band only)
05/16/23 – Spring Band Concert (Outdoor Ravinia-style)
05/23/23 – Spring Band Concert (Rain Date)
05/20/23 – Music in the Parks: Great America Festival (Cadet Band only)
Black pants or skirt (no sweatpants, no jeans, skirt appropriate length), white shirt/blouse. Black casual or dress shoes (no gym shoes, flip-flops, or crocks), all dresses/skirts must go below the knees when seated. Black shoes still apply.
Black pants or skirt (no sweatpants, no jeans, skirt appropriate length), black shirt/blouse. Black casual or dress shoes (no gym shoes, flip-flops, or crocks), all dresses/skirts must go below the knees when seated. Black shoes still apply.
- Good quality working instrument.
- Pencil – Everyday!
- Music Folder (given out on first day)
- Music Stand for home practice
For 5th Grade:
- Tradition of Excellence, Book 1
- Excellence in Theory, Book 1
For 6th Grade:
- Books from year 1 PLUS the following
- Tradition of Excellence, Book 2
- Excellence in Theory, Book 2
- Attachable tuner for all Woodwind and Brass instruments (not Percussion)