The Janney Band

Fall 2022 – Spring 2023

 

Dear 4th and 5th Graders,

We would like to invite you to join the Janney Band this Fall. Beginning and continuing musicians are welcome.

The Band performs several times during the school year including at the winter and spring
concerts and the Janney musical.

Our specialists give beginning group instruction on the flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet,
trombone, and drums. Orchestral string players who are taking private lessons are also welcome. If you are just beginning, we would be happy to chat with you about your choice of instruments. (Younger students might begin with the trumpet or clarinet, then, as they grow in size, may transition to a larger instrument.)

Morning group lessons will begin in the music room on September 6. By mid-September, full
band rehearsals will start. Ideally, the students will attend three or more of the seven-ish practice sessions each week (five mornings and two after school.) Afternoon days will be determined in the fall.)

Janney has a limited number of instruments available for rent on a first come-first served basis. Instruments can also be purchased or rented from local music stores. (I do not recommend buying new or used instruments online. A long-unused instrument, no matter its quality, usually needs overhauling to be brought up to snuff.) I would love it if students would own an instrument after the first year of band.

Hope to hear from You!
Sterling Scroggins
sscrogg@american.edu