•  Beginning Band                                          


    Beginning band is a 1 year course offered to students who want to learn a band instrument.  Students will be required to attend after school concerts and some rehearsals.  Students in beginning band have the opportunity to do the Ocala Christmas Parade as part of the drill team (flags and rifles) if we find an instructor. 

    Do not buy an instrument until after your child has been tested and assigned an instrument.  Students will be shown all the instruments and be tested before being assigned an instrument.  A letter will be sent home with the information and what is needed for your Childs' assigned instrument.

     Important dates

    Thursday, April. 18  Band booster meeting at 5:00 p.m. in the band room.  We will discuss help for the concert

    Tuesday, April 23  Mandatory beginning band rehearsal after school until 3:30 p.m.

    Thursday, April 25 Spring concert 7:30 p.m.

    Here are some useful items for the school year:

    Band Handbook

    Permission slip

    Beginning band calendar of events

    band shirt form

    Practice log


    Email Ms. Bruce -leslie.bruce@marion.k12.fl.us

    The book used for beginning band is the Standards of Excellence Book 1.  standard of excellence book 1


    Assignments for Beginning Band

    Students should practice a minimum of 15 minutes a day outside of the classroom setting.  Smart music tests will be taken each nine weeks.  Smart music is a computer based program that will enhance your Childs practice time.  It may be purchased at home for $40 a school year.  Go to Smartmusic.com to order.  I only have 2 computers for students to take the tests at school and time is limited.