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The beginning band program consists of a lesson program and concert band experience for 5th grade students in their first year of playing a band instrument. Now is the best time for students to start learning an instrument as there is no beginning band program at CMS or EPHS. Students will get to select their instrument, learn basic music fundamentals, and perform at three concerts during the year. Oak Point Beginning Band is under the direction of Cammi Bienkowski.
Instruction is offered on the following instruments:
Each student will receive a 22 minute small group lesson and a 45 minute large group rehearsal once per week during the school day. Students will rotate through a lesson schedule so they will not miss the same class every week. Small group lessons will be on Tuesdays and Wednesdays beginning in October. Large group band rehearsals will be during the school day beginning in November.
There is a cost incurred by each student’s family to obtain an instrument. This is explained in more detail in the Instrumental Music Handbook. Most importantly, no student will be denied the opportunity to participate in the Eden Prairie instrumental music program due to financial constraints. Scholarships are available.
Fifth graders will be attending a short instrument demonstration concert in September where they will get to see and hear all of the different instruments. Students will come home with an Instrumental Music Handbook describing the registration process. ALL students must return the registration form (the last page of the Instrumental Music Handbook). They will then be scheduled for a 10 minute instrument interview to try out their instruments which will be scheduled sometime in late September or early October.
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Students have the option to participate in orchestra in fifth grade in our elementary schools. In the Elementary Beginning Orchestra, students will be a part of a musical community, develop correct playing techniques, learn the fundamentals of music, and perform music for others. Elementary orchestra provides students with a solid musical foundation to enter higher level orchestra offerings at Central Middle School and Eden Prairie High School.
Students can choose to play the Violin, Viola, Cello, or Bass.
Each week, students in orchestra will participate in a 22-minute small group lesson and a 45-minutes large group lesson during the school day. Students will rotate through a lesson schedule so they will not miss the same class every week. The orchestra has 3-4 concerts each year that families are invited to attend.