I, Mr. Martinez, am overseeing t he after school Band at Eagleside Elementary. The
purpose of Band i s t o provide t he opportunity f or 4t h and 5t h grade students t o l earn a
musical i nstrument i n a f un and safe environment t hat t hey can play t hrough middle
school, high school, college, and t heir entire l ives. There i s no experience needed, we
all start at t he very beginning! We will l earn t he notes on t he staff, how t o play t he
instrument correctly t o get a good sound, and t each all t he f ingerings.
As a member, he/she will be expected t o attend all after school rehearsals with all t heir
materials. They will need t o have t heir i nstrument, t heir book, a pencil, and a wonderful
attitude. The i nstruments t hat are t aught will be Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, Baritone, and
Percussion (bells and some snare drum and bass drum). The book t hat every student
will need i s called “ Traditions of Excellence: Book 1.”
There will be a special Band Evening where students will have t he ability t o t ry out and
rent t he i nstruments, and t o purchase t he book. The company t hat will be renting out
the i nstruments i s called “Graner Music.” The Band Evening will be on T uesday,
October 12t h from 4:30 p.m to 6:00 p.m. You can come at any t ime during t his period
and l eave when you are f inished.
If by chance you cannot attend this night, there are still many options to rent an
instrument. You may also rent one at a different l ocation. Meeker music, l ocated on
85/87 next t wo Wal-Mart, i s another great l ocation t o rent an i nstrument.
Band will be held after school on Mondays f rom 2:30pm – 3:25pm. The f irst day of
band will be M onday, October 18th. There i s no after school t ransportation f or t his club;
you will need t o arrange a ride or permission t o walk home after school. I f you have any
questions, please l et us know by calling t he school at 719-382-1520 o r e-mailing me,
Mr. Martinez, directly at l email@example.com