• Goals & Objectives:

    • Continue learning to play and practice a band instrument individually, building on concepts learned in 5th grade
    • Continue learning use of good sound, rhythm, tempo (speed), and notes
    • Reinforce proper instrument care
    • Continue learning to play and rehearse with other students, in small and large groups
    • Continue learning to perform for an audience, individually and in small groups


    • Band Lessons run on a rotation - 6th period
    • Band students come to band lessons instead of general music during the rotation
    • Band students should plan ahead for their lesson and be sure they have their instrument, music and supplies at school on those days
    • 2020 Covid Hybrid schedule - week 1 of school is rotation A, everyday; week 2 is rotation B, everyday; etc
    • We will not have full band rehearsals until we return to a normal school schedule.


    • Lesson participation & practicing - 10 points each lesson
    • Related CANVAS assignments - 5-10 points each rotation
    • Level playing tests, individually - 5 points
    • Large group rehearsal participation - 10 points (only when we return to large group rehearsals)


    • Concert performances are our opportunity to showcase everything we have learned to parents and the community.
    • Thurs, Nov 19 @ 7:00pm (currently uncertain due to covid, to be announced)
    • Thurs, April 22 @ 7:00pm

    For other band questions, contact Mr. Hock: dehock@tyrone.k12.pa.us or 684-4240 ext 3306