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Fraser Middle Band Program

Fraser Middle Concert Band Information


What is band class? Does my child need to know how to play/read music to join band?

  • Band class is an optional class that students can take at Fraser Middle.
  • Students choose the instrument that they will learn how to play from the Concert Band family which includes: Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Baritone, Tuba, Elec. Bass & Percussion
  • Many students who join band have never seen a musical note or played an instrument before.

**Please wait until September to rent an instrument as this will be discussed with Ms. Holland**

Does my child need to take private music lessons?

  • Band class is a teacher-directed group lesson. There are usually 60 students in Grade 6 band class.
  • Private music lessons are not required, however, some students find the additional one-on-one support helpful.

Are there any fees or costs associated with band class at Fraser Middle?

  • There is a fee of $30 for Band which helps cover the costs of the Band book, sheet music and Band T-shirt
  • Students are expected to acquire their own instruments.
    • King’s Music is a local company that provides instrument rentals at a low cost. Please visit kingsmusic.ca for more information and then click Menu, Band Instrument Rental, Rent a Band Instrument to read the information and watch the “Intro To Band” video which will help make the decision of what instrument you’d like to play.

Are there other music performance groups?

  • Jazz Band - for experienced players and consists of Trumpet, Trombone, Saxophone, Piano, Bass, Guitar and Drums and rehearses Thursday mornings at 7:15-8:15 am and begins the 3rd week of September.

When do band classes take place and what are Band PODs?

  • Students who sign-up for band are organized into class groups of approx. 15 students.
  • Each band class group is combined with other students (not in band) and form 2 band PODs (60 band students)
  • Every other day, band students leave their regular classroom to attend band class in the music room.
  • The regular classroom will engage in alternate learning activities during band.

Please contact Ms. Holland with any questions.