GENERAL INFORMATION

Please reference our Handbook for detailed information and course requirements.

The EMMS Bands are academic courses in which students learn concrete, intellectual knowledge, and the physical skills and disciplines necessary to perform on a musical instrument, as well as an appreciation for music, musicianship, and beauty.  Unlike other academic courses, in the Band Program, the quality of the end product and other students' educational experiences depend on the combined efforts of the ensemble.  That is, if an individual student has a particular weakness or lack of understanding, the entire group is unable to achieve at it highest level.

The EMMS Bands are comprised of students in 6th, 7th and 8th grade who elect to participate in band.  Similar to any other academic course, the Bands meet daily during the 50-minute class period, and has a full period pull-out sectional once a week.