PRUSD 4th and 5th Grade Band
Important Information and Dates
(Updated August 24, 2016)
Cottage Hill August 22 8:20am - 8:50am
Alta Sierra August 23 8:05am - 8:30am
Band Information Night
4th & 5th Grade Parents August 24 6:30pm Magnolia Gym
4th & 5th Grade Instrument Fittings (by appointment)
Monday August 29 2:30pm - 4:30pm Magnolia Music Room
Tuesday August 30 2:30pm - 4:30pm Alta Sierra MPR
Wednesday August 31 2:30pm - 4:30pm Magnolia Music Room
Thursday September 1 2:30pm - 4:30pm Alta Sierra MPR
Friday September 2 2:00pm - 4:00pm Magnolia Music Room
The band program will take place on the Magnolia campus this year for both Cottage Hill and Alta Sierra students. Free transportation will be provided to and from class (Alta Sierra students will be picked up at Alta Sierra and transported to Magnolia). Both Cottage Hill and Alta Sierra students will be free to use the buses that leave from Magnolia at 3:15pm.
Classes will run as follows: Monday - Thursday 2:25pm - 3:15pm
There will be no band on minimum days.
Introductory Period (September 6 - November 3)
This period of time is designed to provide beginning band students the most possible time with Mr. Richardson. To achieve that, band class will begin by dividing the students into homogeneous instrument groups (Flutes, Clarinets, Trumpets, Trombones). The schedule is as follows:
Flutes September 6*, 12, 20*, 26; October 10, 24, 31 (Mondays except for * days)
Clarinets September 6, 13, 20, 27; October 11, 25; November 1 (Tuesdays)
Trumpets September 7, 14, 21, 28; October 12, 26; November 2 (Wednesdays)
Trombones September 8, 15, 22, 29; October 13, 27; November 3 (Thursdays)
This schedule will continue through November 3, 2016. Please note that there will be no band during non-school days as well as the minimum days on 10/3-10/7.
Families Period (November 7 - November 22)
This period of time is designed to start the process of integrating the band. To achieve that, band class will begin to be two days a week according to instrument families (Woodwinds & Brass). The schedule for this period is as follows:
Mondays & Wednesdays Woodwinds
Tuesdays & Thursdays Brass
This schedule will continue through November 22, 2016. Please note that there will be no band during non-school days as well as the minimum day on 11/23.
Families + Full Band (November 28 - June 1)
This period of time is designed to provide both practice within instrument families as well as cohesion as a full band. During this period, band students will receive 3 days of band per week. The schedule is as follows:
Tuesdays Full Band (ALL STUDENTS)
Thursdays Full Band (ALL STUDENTS)
This schedule will continue through Mid-May, 2016. Please note that there will be no band during non-school days or on snow days if they are implemented (April 17 and May 30).
Band will conclude for the 2016-2017 on Thursday, June 1.
Lead Up to Spring Concert (2 week period)
Leading up to the spring concert, it will be necessary for the band students to get additional practice in preparation for the big event. To achieve that, band students will be practicing four days a week during this period. The schedule is as follows:
Monday - Thursday Full Band (ALL STUDENTS)
As the dates for Spring Concert have not been set, we cannot give the exact dates at this time.