• Tanaina Elementary School


    Beginning Band


    The band program at Tanaina Elementary School provides the opportunity for students to further develop musicianship and for an increased number of musical performances. Band offers a unique experience as members are exposed to artistic and emotional expression unique to instrumental music, it exposes members to other cultures and their own culture and national heritage in a way no other subject has to offer. It also offers achievement and accomplishment beyond the regular classroom. Students will rehearse in a large group (full band) setting as well as attend sectionals to develop technical proficiency relative to their own instrument.


    Due to schedule limitations, Tanaina offers instruction on Clarinet, Trumpet and Saxophone only. These instruments serve as great starters for all other instruments in the wind band ensemble. They provide ease of playing for 10 year olds and are generally more affordable. We do not offer instruction on orchestral instruments, guitar, piano, banjo or harmonica.


    Students attend two full band rehearsals and one sectional each week, for a total of three lessons per week.


    2017-18 Band Schedule:

    Full Band: Tuesday & Thursday, 12:50-1:25pm

    Clarinets: Monday, 12:50-1:25pm

    Saxophones: Wednesday, 12:50-1:25pm

    Trumpets: Friday, 12:50-1:25pm

    Concerts: November 16th & March 30th at 6:30pm in the Tanaina Gymnasium

    Possible performances at daytime assemblies.

    * Band takes place during 5th grade recess. Members will miss three recesses per week.



    Traditions of Excellence Book 1 (Red Book), Comprehensive Band Method

    by Bruce Pearson & Ryan Nowlin, 2nd Edition


    2017-18 Band Syllabus

Last Modified on December 26, 2017