5th Grade Beginning Band

The 5th Grade Beginning Band at Finneytown is open to all 5th grade students enrolled in Finneytown Local Schools. No prior musical experience is necessary. Instruments offered include: Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Baritone, and Percussion. Students are given the opportunity to try instruments before they select their top three instrument choices. From there, they will work with one of the directors to determine which instrument might be the best fit for them. The main goal of the 5th Grade Beginning Band is to help students develop the fundamental skills necessary for long-term success on their instrument. These skills include proper posture and playing position, development of characteristic tone quality, and training in music literacy. The 5th grade band performs two concerts each year - one in December, and the other in May.