Elementary Music and Band
In Elementary Music, students will learn an appreciation for music through basic music theory, music play, dance, and performance.
2021-2022 performance dates:
October 16th: Surround the State in Song Bismarck, ND (5th/6th only)
December 2nd : Washburn Elementary Christmas Concert 7:00PM
March 5th: McLean County Music Festival (5th-8th) ***All Day***
May 5th: Washburn Spring Concert 7:00PM
May 30th: Memorial Day Program 10:00AM
What will I learn in band?
5th Grade Band:
In 5th Grade band you will learn how to assemble your instrument, care for and maintain your instrument, count, clap, and play notes and rhythms in the treble and bass clef staff.
Students in 5th grade band will learn to play their first notes in simple key signatures in 4/4, 3/4, and 2/4 time. Students final test for 5th grade band will be the Bb major scale.
There are four major performances during the school year. In August, December, a solo and ensemble contest in March, and final concert in May.
Students in band are graded on participation, practice journals, playing tests, pencil and equipment checks, and concert attendance.
6th Grade Band:
In 6th Grade band you will review all learning from 5th grade as well as learn how to count, clap, and play in more complex keys signatures and time signatures.
Students in 6th grade will add 2/2 and 6/8 time signatures to what they learned last year. Students will also master Bb, Eb, F, and Ab scale and arpeggios. The final test for 6th grade will be the Bb chromatic scale.
There are three major performances during the school year. In December, a solo and ensemble contest in March, and final concert in May.
Students in band are graded on participation, practice journals, playing tests, pencil and equipment checks, and concert attendance
Not happy with your band grade?
Sign up for a lesson before or after school for extra credit!
Morning Lessons are available Tuesday and Thursday Morning from 7:45-8:05.
Afternoon Lessons are available Monday, Tuesday, Friday from 3:15-3:35 and Monday- Friday 3:35-3:55
Open practice in band room for extra credit Wednesday and Thursday afternoons from 3:15-3:35
Lessons can be used to make up for missing practice sheets, boosting a low test grade, boosting your grade in general, or just to become a better player.
Take a lesson with a friend or by yourself
Talk to Mr. Moe for more information.
Helpful Videos for Band Students:
Does Your Instrument Smell Funny?
Give it a Bath (Brass Only)
For French Horns:
Restringing a French Horn:
Clarinets High Notes: