EXETER ELEMENTARY BAND PROGRAM
DIRECTOR: Ms. Patricia Kline
Reiffton Beginning Bands (5th grade students)
Reiffton Advanced Bands (6th grade students)
There are 4 basic componentsto the Reiffton Band Program:
- GROUP LESSONS
*Meets once every cycle for 20-30 minutes as a pullout during the school day.
*ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS 2000 w/ CD & DVD is the method book used.
*Studentswill have a locker to store their instrument on their lesson day.
- BAND REHEARSALS
*Held during EAGLE BLOCK 2X/CYCLE
*Learning to play within a large group teaches different skills and techniques than just playing your instrument by oneself.
- HOME PRACTICE
*Improvement and skill mastery isachieved through consistent Daily Practice
*Band members are encouraged topractice a MINIMUM of 15-20 minutes a day
*Performing new songs for friends,family, and neighbors is strongly encouraged!
*Nothing can replace the advantagesof one on one time of Private lessons.
Attached is a private teacher list for your use.
*Weekly assignments will be kept in a PRACTICE LOG. Parents should check this each week, and ask to hear their child’sprogress.
*Students enrolled in band will perform in a band situation twice during the school year
*Additional performance opportunities are encouraged in/outside the school environment.
*We want to nurture the love and appreciation of music through their new instrument!
We have been very fortunate to have such a strong music program at
Exeter with the help of parental and community support.
Let’s keep that tradition alive.
I look forward to working with my new bandmembers!