Welcome EILMS band parents to the 2017-2018 school year! We have already begun working towards our performance goals for the year. Please know that all EILLMS
band parents will receive periodic email updates from Mr. Heath or myself throughout the year. If you have a student in the high school band, the middle school band updates will not be as frequent and will likely precede performances or major events.
2017-2018 Concerts and Performances
Below is a list of band performances for the 2017-18 school year. If you have a student in other EILMS bands, you’ll notice some small differences due to grade level commitments. Please mark your calendars accordingly
Curriculum/Method Books for EILMS Bands
Each student will receive a copy of their grade-level band curriculum to bring home. It will include grade-specific requirements as well as additional information regarding concerts. All students should have a method book in addition to their instrument and supplies. Here is a listing of required method books by grade:
Secondary Instruments (6th-8th Bands only)
Music for middle school bands (6-8 grades) requires a diverse instrumentation. This includes oboe, bass clarinet, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, french horn, baritone, and tuba. Some students in grades 6-8 have already moved to secondary instruments while others are interested in making the switch. Students are to express interest to the directors (Mr. Heath or Mr. Herrmann), then we will open a dialogue between student, parents, and directors about possible options for your student.