If you are an 8th grader who is thinking about doing band in high school, then the information on this page is for you! Here is a short summary of the way the band program at Sheldon works your freshman year.
Most incoming 9th grade students who want to be in band will be in the 3rd period Concert Band. Band is a year-long class, so incoming 9th graders should be prepared to be enrolled in their band class all year.
We have 4 band concerts a year, and 2 Concert Band festivals in which all band students at Sheldon participate.
As a freshman, students also have the opportunity to participate in pep band, musical pit orchestra, winter drumline/percussion ensemble, and various honor bands in our community. Students also have the opportunity to get a “letter” in band for their letterman’ jackets.
Incoming 9th graders who perform at a high level (upon teacher recommendation) have the opportunity to audition into one of our upper groups, including Marching Band and Jazz Band. These groups require a high level of dedication and musical ability. If you are a student who is interested in auditioning into one of these groups, please see your middle school director.