• Find Ivy Hall Elementary and Prairie Elementary Band registration form HERE
• Find Country Meadows Elementary and Kildeer Elementary Band information and registration HERE
The District 96 Band includes students from 5th grade through 8th grade. At the end of the 4th-grade year, the 5th-grade band program is introduced to students and parents.
Band teachers demonstrate the woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments at a Band assembly. The band teachers will discuss the advantages of each instrument and future considerations. They'll explain what is involved with choosing an instrument, such as practice expectations and responsibilities with regard to lessons. A note will be sent home to parents explaining the recruiting process and upcoming future activities.
Band teachers will meet with students who are interested and, if possible, allow them to try various instruments they show interest in playing. The band teachers will make a recommendation of which instrument the student should pursue, based on the student preference and the teacher's observations. A note will be sent home to parents regarding the recommended instrument and the date/time for upcoming band registration.