Chaparral Elementary Instrumental Music

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Band Classes

Beginning Band

Beginning Band is available to all 4th, 5th & 6th Grade students in the Chaparral feeder area.   In this class, students will learn how to assemble, care for, and begin to play an instrument.  No previous instruction is required.  In band, students can learn to play woodwinds (flutes, oboes, clarinets, saxophones, bassoons) brass (trumpets, french horns, trombones, euphoniums/baritones, tubas) or percussion (snare drums, bells, and auxiliary percussion). 


Intermediate Band

Intermediate Band is available to all 4th, 5th & 6th Grade students in the Chaparral feeder area.   In this class, students will build on their fundamental skills and learn to play more complex music in a variety of styles.  Previous experience, such as a completed year of Beginning Band, is required.



Class Options  
(To be updated by Aug. 1 for 2021-22.)

Classes are offered for each school, but students are welcome to attend any option that best fits their schedules.***


***These are "brick and mortar" schedules that we'd normally do if school was in session as normal.


It looks like we'll be starting entirely virtually this year, and perhaps later in the year there could be combinations of in-person and virtual classes.  Your child's teacher will communicate the various adaptations that may need to be made throughout the year, based on COVID-19 guidelines for keeping our children (and our teachers) healthy.***


Option 1:  Band at Cherokee Trail

Beginning Band: Mondays & every other Friday, 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Intermediate Band: Wednesdays & every other Friday, 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Instructor: Mr. Simpson (video introduction)

**Still accepting students!

VIRTUAL START (Zoom schedule: Beginners - Tuesdays & every other Friday, 7:20 - 8:00 a.m.  Intermediates - Thursdays & every other Friday, 7:20 - 8:00 a.m.) - for more information: [email protected]

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Option 2: Band at Mammoth Heights

Beginning Band: Thursdays & every other Monday, 3:35 - 4:35 p.m.

Intermediate Band: Wednesdays & every other Monday, 3:35 - 4:35 p.m.

Instructor: Mr. Wilkinson (video introduction)

**Still accepting students!

VIRTUAL START (Zoom schedule: Monday, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. - alternates Beginners and intermediates.  Wednesdays, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m; - Intermediate Band. Thursdays, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Beginning Band.) - for more information: [email protected]

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Option 3: Band at North Star Academy**

Beginning Band: every other Tuesday & every Thursday, 7:10 - 8:10 a.m.

Intermediate Band: every other Tuesday & every Thursdays, 7:10 - 8:10 a.m.

Instructor: Mr. Bailey (video introduction)

**Still accepting students!

**Please note this class is open to anyone through the 8th grade.

VIRTUAL START (Zoom schedule: Tuesday, 7:10 - 8:00 a.m (7:45 a.m. early dismissal for those leaving for school) - alternating weeks, beginners and intermediates.  Thursday, 7:10 - 8:00 a.m (7:45 a.m. early dismissal for this leaving for school) - Full Band) - for more information: [email protected]

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Option 4: Band at Pine Grove

 Beginning Band: Tuesdays and every other Friday, 3:20 - 4:20 p.m.

Intermediate Band Thursdays and every other Friday, 3:20 - 4:20 p.m.

Instructor: Mr. Bailey (video introduction)

**Still accepting students!

VIRTUAL START (Zoom schedule: Tuesday, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Beginning Band.  Thursday, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Intermediate Band.  Friday, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Various groups.  Mini private lessons available by appointment.) - for more information: [email protected]

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Option 5: Band at Pine Lane

Beginning Band: Mondays & every other Friday, 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Intermediate Band: Tuesdays & every other Friday, 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Instructor: Mr. Pierce (video introduction)

**Still accepting students!

VIRTUAL START (Zoom schedule: Monday - Beginning Brass/Percussion , 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. & Beginning Woodwinds, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.  Tuesday - Intermediate Band, 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.  Every other Friday, Full Band, 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. & open office hour, 9:00 - 10:0 a.m.) - for more information: [email protected]

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Option 6: Band at Prairie Crossing

Beginning Band: Tuesdays & every other Friday, 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Intermediate Band: Thursdays & every other Friday, 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Instructor: Mr. Simpson (video introduction)

**Still accepting students!

VIRTUAL START (Zoom lessons: Beginning Band - Tuesdays and every other Friday, 7:20 - 8:20 a.m.  Intermediate Band - Thursday & every other Friday, 7:20 - 8:00 a.m.) - for more information: [email protected]

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