• How often should my child be practicing?

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    It is recommended that each student practice a minimum of 5 days each week with each practice session lasting 20 minutes. This will get them to the 100 minute per week range that will ensure success on their instrument.

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  • How are the lessons scheduled?

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    Fifth and sixth grade band lessons for each student will occur once a week during the school instructional day, and last for 30 minutes. Whenever possible these lessons will take place using a rotating schedule. Classes will always occur on the same day of the week, but the time within the day will fluctuate from week to week, thereby making sure that no band student will miss the same academic class time on repeated weeks. This will create fewer academic issues with the students in that they will be less likely to fall behind in an academic class due to being pulled out for their instrumental music lesson.

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  • How often will my child be performing?

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    At this time we are unable to commit to any specific group performing opportunities for our 5th and 6th grade band students. But answers to this question will begin to reveal themselves as the school year unfolds. But knowing that music is a 'performing art', every opportunity will be explored as the year continues to allow those that want to perform a chance to do so. This may be something as simple as performing virtually for their band classmates in an informal online setting.
     
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  • Are there special rehearsals for the band before or after school?

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    At this time, no rehearsals have been scheduled that would meet beyond the normal school day. If Covid restrictions are adjusted later in the school year, this topic will be revisited by our School Board and administration.

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