In Cobb County, students may begin instrumental music (band or orchestra) in 6th grade. Unfortunately, we do not offer beginning instrumental music in 7th or 8th grades. About 75% of our 6th grade students participate in the band or orchestra programs.
During the first several days in 6th grade, students are introduced to these programs and get to see, hear, and try a variety of these instruments to see if they would be interested in learning to play an instrument and which instrument would be best suited to them.
Detailed information about these programs is given to all sixth grade students at the beginning of the 6th grade year. Additionally, a information meeting is held in the evening at the beginning of the school year for parents. The meeting provides parents with all of the information they need to know to make decisions about their child's participation in these programs.
One final note: Symphony meets in the mornings before school. The orchestra director, Mr. Doemel, will communicate more information about this program to students and parents once the school year is under way.
Posted by Dr. Tyson