How to Join the Band!

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How to Join the Band!

Here is what you need to know about band:

  • Band classes are offered at each of the five feeder elementary schools for Utley Middle School
    • Dobbs, Jones, Reinhardt, Shannon, and Stevenson Elementary Schools
  • Classes are 45 minutes and meet three days a week based on your instrument
  • We start flutes, clarinets, trumpets, trombones, and percussion.
  • Students who wish to play oboe, bassoon, saxophone, french horn, baritone, or tuba will have the opportunity to switch after the first semester of classes


Here is how to join the band: 

  1. In April, the band directors will come and visit each 5th grade class to talk about band and introduce the instruments
  2. Each elementary school has a slightly different procedure on how to sign up for band class. The band director who visits your campus will have more instructions on how you need to sign up. In most cases, you will fill out an information form for band.
  3. In April and May, there will be instrument testing to determine what instrument you will play in 6th grade.  Click here to sign up for your personal screening!  
  4. Attend the instrument drive, hosted at Cain Middle School on May 11 to secure your instrument for the 2019 school year!  

Have questions? Click below to contact Ms. Taylor today!