GMS Band and Orchestra Application 2018-2019
**BAND APPLICATION IS CLOSED AS OF APRIL 15 11:59 pm**

EXTENSION: This application is still open for our STRING ORCHESTRA CLASS ONLY. Complete now before it closes!

Incoming sixth graders (current fifth graders) can choose from 2 instrumental music elective options: Concert Band or String Orchestra. Concert Band is a class for sixth graders who would like to play a woodwind or brass instrument: flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, trumpet, french horn, trombone, or tuba. Concert orchestra is a class for sixth graders who will play the stringed instruments: violin, viola, cello, or upright bass. Sorry, we do not offer percussion (for new students), guitar, or piano classes. If your child would like to join either of the two electives, please complete this application. Otherwise, your child will automatically be placed on the elective wheel. Sixth graders may only be enrolled in either concert band or string orchestra, regardless of whether they have prior musical experience or not. Please keep in mind that percussion is not open to sixth graders next year but will be later be an option in their second year of playing.

Our program is very active throughout the school year, and we have at least two evening concerts per semester. This is an elective that requires daily practice on your instrument (minimum 30 minutes of practice at home a day), and at times, after school practice is needed.

DEADLINE FOR CURRENT FIFTH GRADERS TO SIGN UP IS APRIL 15, 2018 BEFORE MIDNIGHT.

Parents, check this informational video out on joining BAND:
Here is an informational video about joining ORCHESTRA:
Parent email address *
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Parent Phone number *
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Student First and Last Name (As registered with school) *
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Student's Date of Birth *
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Grade level next year *
Elementary School attending/attended: *
Have you ever played an instrument before? *
If you have, which instrument have you played before?
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In this next section, you will think about what instrument your child wants to play. Not sure what stringed instrument to choose? Here is a video on the Violin:
Here is a video on the Viola (Beginning strings instrument)
Here is a video on the Cello (Beginning strings instrument)
Here is a video on the Bass (Beginning strings instrument)
Here are all of the BAND instruments:
Which class would you like to join? Note: these classes are both YEAR-LONG electives. *
How will you bring an instrument to class? *
What instrument are you thinking about playing in our program next year? *
I understand this is a YEAR-LONG elective. I also understand that there are after school rehearsals on Mondays (if you want to do a sport, we can work with you) and that this program has an individual weekly practice requirement (each student must practice at least 150 minutes a week). Finally, I also understand that this program requires our students to participate in at least two evening concerts held at Granada MS each semester. *
If you have any questions for the director, please ask below:
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Thank you for signing up! Please enjoy these videos of our students in concert:
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