Do you have questions?
Joining the band program can be intimidating, and we understand that you may have many questions. Listed below are some frequently asked questions about joining the band in 6th or 7th grade.
What if I am not sure if I want my child to do music?
What if I don’t know anything about music?
How much out of school time is required?
Music is no different than any other curricular area. We ask that your child spend some time with their instrument each and every week – on average between 15 and 30 minutes each night. Think of it as musical homework, but much more fun.
In 7th and 8th grade, there are also weekly sectionals that happen once a week for 45 minutes. All performances for all grades happen outside the class as well.
What instrument should my child play?
The answer depends on a variety of things, but in the end, it is most important that they play something that they enjoy. We encourage you to explore our website, watch the different instrument videos with your child, and discuss the different options. We will also help guide your child based on their musical interests, physical make-up, and instrument availability. Your child knows what they want to play, you know your child, and we know music. Together we will find the instrument that your child will not only enjoy, but that will also give them the best chance of musical success.
Can my child play sports/participate in clubs and do band?
Does my child need any prior experience?
Why should my child join band in 6th grade?
Still have Questions?
Do you still have questions about joining the band? Click below to send an email with your question to the Cain Mustang Band Directors.