Instrument Choice Nights
This is a chance for students to become part of a long standing tradition of excellence by becoming a part of the band program at Mary Lillard Intermediate School. Everyone is starting from the beginning so no experience is necessary.
Who: 5th grade students who are interested in choosing Band as their elective during their 6th grade year at Lillard.
What: Interested students will have the opportunity to try all of the band instruments with the help of a band director. We will help guide each student to the instrument that they will be most successful at playing and will enjoy playing.
How: Many factors go into choosing the best instrument, including physical characteristics such as hand size and height. We want you to choose the instrument you will be most successful with!
Please note that certain instruments are very limited either due to instrument availability or to size restrictions. These instruments include Saxophone, French Horn, and Percussion among others. Students will be placed on a first come, first served basis. Once these instruments fill up, they will not be available for anyone who may try out afterwards.
There are three nights to choose from:
March 5, March 20, and March 22
(Percussion will not be available to try on March 22)
**Each time slot has limited availability, so the time slots are on a first come, first served basis. A Parent or Guardian MUST be present!**
A Note about trying Percussion (Drums, Mallet Instruments, etc): If your student is interested in playing percussion, a Pre-Screening assessment will be done to determine eligibility. Email Mr. Beason at ChrisBeason@misdmail.org to arrange to have your student get the Pre-Screening done. Only those who have done the percussion pre-screening may try the percussion instruments on the instrument choice night and have that as a potential choice!