Welcome to the Farmington Elementary Band program website. The purpose of this website is to provide a resource for parents and students participating in the Farmington elementary band program. Here you are going to find lots of information about the elementary band program and hopefully the answers to questions you may have. The site is a work in progress, so please be patient.
The elementary band program is a voluntary group made up of students in fifth grade who want to explore playing a musical instrument. Each student has a 25 minute small group lesson each week with rotating lesson times and one large group rehearsal on a specified day. The program runs throughout the year and the band will perform one evening concert in the spring. The elementary band program is only the beginning of a positive musical experience that can take them through their final year of high school and beyond.
Some information about registration may be subject to change.
Why study music?
The National Association for Music Education "Benefits of Music" brochure, Spring 2002
North Trail Elementary 5th Grade Band Handbook
These handbooks do not contain information about registration for 4th graders.
Links to other sites on the Web
Music Educators National Conference
Thomas Bacon's horn players homepage
Blast! The Show
International Clarinet Society
The Saxophone Site
International Trumpet Guild
Online Trombone Journal
The Drum Club
Minnesota Percussion Association
Percussive Arts Society
This website was created during a class taken through St. Mary's University of Winona.
To see websites created by other students in the class, click here.
This site was last updated on February 16, 2006.