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Band Classes

Beginning Band

Beginning Band is available to all 4th, 5th & 6th Grade students in the ThunderRidge feeder area.   In this class, students will learn how to assemble, care for, and begin to play an instrument.  No previous instruction is required.  In band, students can learn to play woodwinds (flutes, oboes, clarinets, saxophones, bassoons) brass (trumpets, french horns, trombones, euphoniums/baritones, tubas) or percussion (snare drums, bells, and auxiliary percussion).  


Intermediate Band

Intermediate Band is available to all 4th, 5th & 6th Grade students in the ThunderRidge feeder area.   In this class, students will build on their fundamental skills and learn to play more complex music in a variety of styles.  Previous experience, such as a completed year of Beginning Band, is required.


Class Options


Classes are offered for each school, but students are welcome to attend any option that best fits their schedules. 


Option 1:  Coyote Creek Band at Coyote Creek

Beginning Band: every other Tuesday & every Thursday, 7:25 - 8:25 a.m.

Intermediate Band: every other Tuesday & every Thursday, 7:25 - 8:25 a.m.

        Instructor: Ms. Gilchrist

Classes will begin Aug. 30 in the Music Room.  Tuesday, Aug. 30 will be Beginners only.  Tuesday Sept. 6 will be Intermediates only.


Option 2: Eldorado Band at Eldorado

Beginning Band: every other Monday & every Wednesday, 4:05 - 5:05 p.m.

Intermediate Band: every other Monday & every Wednesday 4:05 - 5:05 p.m.

        Instructor: Mr. Snell

Classes will begin Aug. 29 in the Music Room.  Monday, Aug. 29 will be Beginners only. Monday, Sept. 12 will be Intermediates only.


Option 3: Saddle Ranch Band at Saddle Ranch

Beginning Band: Tuesdays & every other Friday, 3:35 - 4:35 p.m.

Intermediate Band: Thursdays & every other Friday, 3:35 - 4:35 p.m.

Instructor: Mr. Smith

Classes begin Aug. 30 in the Mobile.  The first Friday for both Beginners and Intermediates will be Sept. 9.


Option 4: Stone Mountain Band at Stone Mountain

Beginning Band: every other Tuesday & every Thursday, 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Intermediate Band: every other Tuesday & every Thursday, 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Instructor: Mr. Snell

Classes begin Aug. 30 in the Library.  Tuesday, Aug. 30 will be Beginners only.  Tuesday, Sept. 6 will be Intermediates only.


Option 5: Trailblazer Band at Trailblazer

Beginning Band: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7:45 - 8:30 a.m.

Intermediate Band: Mondays & Thursdays, 7:45 - 8:30 a.m.

Instructor: Ms. Wessel

Classes will begin August 30 in the Music Room.