Both the band and the orchestra at Prairie School are open to all 4th and 5th Grade students.
Participants meet weekly for a 30 minute small group lesson during the school day. The lesson time is rotated throughout the entire day so that a specific subject is only missed once every seven/eight weeks. During the small group lessons, students develop their instrumental skills through lesson book studies, scales, rhythmic drills and sheet music.
The Full Orchestra and the Band each meet once a week for 40 minutes to practice a variety of sheet music that allows the students the opportunity to build ensemble skills such as listening, rhythmic accuracy and balance.
Mrs. Howe, Band Teacher Ms. Lathan, Orchestra Teacher