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:  Band at Coyote Creek

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

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

Instructor: Ms. Gilchrist

Beginning Band starts Sept. 4.

Intermediate Band starts Sept. 5.


Option 2: Band at Eldorado

Beginning Band: Mondays & every other Friday, 7:25 - 8:25 a.m.

Intermediate Band: Wednesdays & every other Friday 7:25 - 8:25 a.m.

Instructor: Ms. Wessel

Intermediate Band starts Sept. 4.

Beginning Band starts Sept. 6.  


Option 3: 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

Beginning Band starts Sept. 3.

Intermediate Band starts Sept. 5.


Option 4: Band at Stone Mountain

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

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

Instructor: Mr. Snell

Beginning Band starts Sept. 3.

Intermediate Band starts Sept. 5.


Option 5: Band at Trailblazer

Beginning Band: Tuesdays & every other Friday, 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Intermediate Band: Thursdays & every other Friday, 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Instructor: Ms. Wessel

Beginning Band starts Sept. 3.

Intermediate Band starts Sept. 5.