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Instrumental Music

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, , will communicate more information about this program to students and parents once the school year is under way.

posted on: June 11, 2005

The PE/Connections Block

At Mabry we offer instrumental music, choral music, general music, and the visual arts as part of the Connections classes. Additionally we offer Business Education, which, while not generally considered arts or music education, is offered in this same block of time.

The instrumental music classes offered at Mabry are Band and Orchestra. A student can only participate in one. Each of these programs meet all year.

A typical 6th or 7th grade student will spend 4 periods in academic classes and 2 periods in Connections and/or PE classes each day. In 8th grade a typical student will spend 5 periods (because of the possibility for Foreign Language study) in academic classes and 2 periods in Connections and/or PE classes each day.

Health is offered for 1 nine weeks. When a student is not taking health, most students participate in Physical Education. A typical student's schedule during the PE/Connections block would be:

posted on: June 11, 2005

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