Welcome to a new year at Abita Springs Middle School. I am extremely excited to start off the 2022-2023 Band Year with all of you. Band is open to any 5th and 6th grader wishing to learn a band instrument. No prior experience on the instrument or even in music is needed to be a part of my program.
Band here at Abita Springs Middle School is a pull-out program. Students will be pulled from their classes twice a week, though not from the same class. This does mean a student will need to be responsible for gathering missed classwork; however, I will work with the students and teachers to assist them where I can. Band carries many benefits with it as many of our students are honor roll students and go on to greater things academically as well.
Students will need to choose a band instrument to join. These instruments are as follows: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Saxophone (alto/tenor/baritone), Bassoon, Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Baritone, Tuba, Melodic/Batter Percussion. If a student is unsure, they are welcome to talk to me so we can discuss more about each. I highly encourage students to obtain their own instruments from a music store; however, I understand there may be situations. At Abita Middle, we pride ourselves in working with our students, so we do have some instruments available for students to use for the school year if the need arises.