Welcome to Band
Band Director: Michael email
We are thrilled to offer instrumental music as part of the 2016-2017 school year. We are offering two programs: Concert Band and Brass & Percussion Visual Ensemble (BPVE).
Concert Band meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30PM to 5:30PM
Brass & Percussion Visual Ensemble meets every Monday and Friday from 3:30PM to 5:30PM and every Wednesday from 2:30PM to 4:30PM
Brass & Percussion Visual Ensemble is offered to students in grades 5 through 7. To join, please complete a permission slip found HERE and turn it in to Mr Michael by Monday, October, 3.
Concert Band is NOW OPEN to grades 4 through 7. To join, please complete a permission slip found HERE and turn it in to Mr Michael by Monday, October, 3. Information about our instrumental bands can be found HERE. Please review this packet and contact Mr Michael with your questions.
Both bands are beginner bands with Concert Band focusing on fundamentals and approach to playing while BPVE takes it a step further and adds movement while playing.
All students will need to provide their own instruments. We recommend you rent an instrument rather than purchase - that gives the student flexibility if they decide to change instruments.
Students in BPVE may select from the following instruments:
- French Horn
- Percussion (snare and bell kit)
In addition to the instruments above, for Concert Band, Students may select:
- Bass Clarinet
- Alto Saxophone
- Tenor Saxophone
- Baritone Saxophone
Instrument rentals can be arranged from a number of local stores:
If you are renting a Mellophone or Tuba:
Like all schools in OCPS, we ask that students submit a fair share payment to assist with costs since we are not funded by OCPS. This money will provide music books, music compositions, performance shirts, and some instruments. For this school year, the Fair Share is $60 - checks payable to MWGCS.
Performances will be scheduled throughout the year. So far we have the following performances booked: MWGCS Fall Fest (Saturday, October 22), Winter Garden Christmas Parade, and MWGCS Spring Musical. Stay tuned for dates.
NEW for 4th grade Concert Band Permission Slip
NEW for students joining band after September 15 Band Information