• Register for Beginning Band (at any District 96 elementary school)
The District 96 Band includes students from 5th grade through 8th grade. Each spring, the band program is introduced/explained to the current 4th-grade students.
Band teachers demonstrate the woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments at a Band assembly. The band teachers discuss the advantages of each instrument and future considerations. They explain what is involved with choosing an instrument such as practice expectations and responsibilities with regards to lessons. A note is sent home to parents explaining the recruiting process and upcoming future activities.
Band teachers meet with students who are interested and allow them to try various instruments the show interest in playing. The band teachers make a recommendation of which instrument the student should pursue based on the student preference and teacher's observations. A note is sent home to parents regarding the recommended instrument and date/time for upcoming band registration.