Any student interested in becoming a band member has the option to join in grade 4. You do not need to already own an instrument in order to be in band. Lenape Elementary works with Murphy’s Music center and has an outstanding partnership with the center to provide instrument rentals to students at low costs so that they can experience the joy of being involved in an instrumental performing ensemble.
All band lessons and rehearsals take place during the school day and students are pulled out of classes on a rotating schedule so that they do not always miss the same class week after week.
The 4th grade Beginner Band consists of all beginner musicians who have lessons during the year and perform a spring concert both for the student body during a designed school day as well as an evening concert for their families. The Master Band, consisting of the 5th and 6th graders start lessons at the beginning of each school year to prepare not only for a winter concert, but also for a spring concert later in the year.
Band members are also given a lot of additional performing opportunities during some school assemblies and may even be asked to perform a solo or duet at a band concert! Join the band to check out all the fun we have.