"Participation in band avails the musician to the infinite journey of creative expression connecting to a language that is understood, communicated, and appreciated by all of mankind around the globe. More importantly, MUSIC IS A PLACE FOR EVERYONE." - Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser
JOIN THE DUBOSE BANDS!
Incoming 6th grade students will have the opportunity to join the DuBose Beginning Band. Band is a class that meets every day at school. We are fortunate at DuBose that our band classes meet during school on a daily basis. For this reason, we are able to make significant progress in a reasonable amount of time, and we do not have to schedule routine rehearsals outside of school hours. This leaves your time outside of school free to be involved with athletics or other activities.
Previous musical experience is not necessary! Most band students start with absolutely no formal training playing a musical instrument. Band classes are taught in a way that students with no previous experience can become successful, while those few students that already play will be challenged and continue to progress.
The band includes brass, woodwind & percussion instruments. The instruments in the band are very versatile, and can be used in a wide variety of performance situations, including concert band, symphony orchestra, jazz band, chamber groups, rock bands, and many more! The 6th grade instrument choices are: Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, Clarinet, Alto Sax, Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Baritone/Euphonium, Tuba, and Percussion.
We will help you find the instrument that fits you best. The physical characteristics of each person’s face, mouth and hands are unique. These unique features help determine which instruments will fit each individual person. When a student joins band, they are asked to provide three choices of instruments they would like to play. The directors will evaluate each student to determine which of these instruments is the best fit. By using this careful process, each student is guided to an instrument that they will be successful with for many years to come!
Lastly, the DuBose Band is one big family! Along with receiving awards on the local, state and regional level, our students become lifelong friends through their involvement in band and their experiences in music equip them with the tools necessary to become outstanding young adults with an appreciation for the performing arts.
DuBose Band students go on to become members of the Summerville High School Bands. Middle school band is just the beginning of a very rewarding and exciting activity that many students continue for their entire lives!