BandStory

DCS students excited to take music lessons/participate in band
Posted on 12/16/2021
There are close to 80 students in grades 5-6 at DCS taking instrumental music lessons this year, and both teachers and students couldn’t be more excited.

“It is great to be playing music together again and having the freedom to express ourselves through the art of music,” said teacher Katlin Wolford.

“President Gerald Ford said that ‘music education opens doors that help children pass from school into the world around them a world of work, culture, intellectual activity, and human involvement. The future of our nation depends on providing our children with a complete education that includes music.’”

This year, students in grades 5-6 are learning to play the flute, clarinet, saxophone, French horn, trumpet, trombone, baritone, tuba, and percussion instruments. Students are also trying out for the school band.

To join,
Wolford said students must perform with consistency and accuracy the first five notes of their Bb pentatonic scale.

DCS current has four bands which perform two concerts during the year. The junior and high school bands perform their first concert at 7 p.m. Jan. 13 in the auditorium, and the elementary chorus and band have their first concert at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 20 in auditorium.

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