BEGINNING BAND- In this group we introduce all of the band instruments: flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, trombone, baritone, tuba and percussion (snare, bass drum, cymbals, mallets). After you have chosen your instrument as a class we learn how to read music notes and rhythms. You will learn how to play and take care of your instrument, play in a group and have a fun time learning different songs throughout the year. This elective is available to all grade levels.


CONCERT BAND-This group is a continuation of Beginning Band. We expand on the skills learned in beginning band and introduce the next steps of music reading. This elective is available to all grade levels.


WIND ENSEMBLE-This is our top band performing group. In this group we prepare students for high school. They will participate in the Whittier City Christmas parade, festivals, city concerts, on campus events and many more. Students in this group learn to read music at a high school level. They will learn all of their major scales by memory, how to read complex rhythms and sight read music proficiently. This elective is for students who have been playing their instrument for 1-2 years and is offered to seventh and eighth graders only.