Guilford Elementary Music
Shaping Children Though Music Education
All band and orchestra instruments are taught!

    THIRD GRADERS STRING CHOICES: Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass.
There is no offering of band instruments to third graders in the school schedule; however, a student may begin study of a band instrument through private instruction.
     
   4th and 5th GRADE BAND CHOICES:  Flute, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Oboe, Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Baritone/Euphonium, Tuba and Percussion. 
Continuing on the Violin, Viola, Cello, and Bass from 3rd grade is highly recommended. 
BEGINNING STRINGS in 4th or 5th grade is very challenging as your are already behind a peer who began in 3rd grade.

 
    For 5th graders who wish to begin playing a band (wind/brass/percussion) instrument, you will have practices in a mixed group setting or with 4th grade beginners.  When you have learned all the Level 1 curriculum  and have passed the appropriate playing tests, you will attend classes with the other 2nd year 5th graders. If you didn't sign up in fourth grade and wish to catch up faster, it is recommended you get private instruction/tutoring with specialist on that instrument.

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