Band Classes


Beginning Band

Beginning Band is available to all 4th, 5th & 6th Grade students in the Mountain Vista feeder area.   In this class, students will learn how to assemble, care for, and begin to play an instrument.  No previous instruction is required.  In band, students can learn to play woodwinds (flutes, oboes, clarinets, saxophones, bassoons) brass (trumpets, french horns, trombones, euphoniums/baritones, tubas) or percussion (snare drums, bells, and auxiliary percussion).  


Intermediate Band

Intermediate Band is available to all 4th, 5th & 6th Grade students in the Mountain Vista feeder area.   In this class, students will build on their fundamental skills and learn to play more complex music in a variety of styles.  Previous experience, such as a completed year of Beginning Band, is required.




Class Options


Classes are offered for each school, but students are welcome to attend any option that best fits their schedules. 



Option 1:  Bear Canyon Band at Bear Canyon

Beginning Band: Mondays & every other Friday, 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Intermediate Band: Wednesdays & every other Friday, 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Instructor: Mr. Hamaker

Classes will begin Sept. 5 in the Library. 

The first Friday, for Beginners only, is September 7th.  The next Friday, for both Beginners and Intermediates, is Oct. 5.


Option 2: Copper Mesa Band at Copper Mesa

Beginning Band: Wednesdays & every other Friday, 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Intermediate Band: Mondays & every other Friday, 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Instructor: Ms. Wurst

Classes will begin Sept. 5 in the Music Room.  

The first Friday, for both groups, is Sept. 14.


Option 3: Heritage Band at Heritage

Beginning Band: Wednesdays, 3:40 - 4:40 p.m., and every other Friday, 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Intermediate Band: Mondays, 3:40 - 4:40 p.m., and every other Friday, 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Instructor: Ms. Wurst

Classes will begin Sept. 5 in the Mobile Room #93.  

The first Friday, for Intermediates only, is Sept. 7.  The next Friday, for both groups, is Oct. 5. 


Option 4: Northridge Band at Northridge

Beginning Band: Mondays & every other Friday, 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. 

Intermediate Band: Wednesdays & every other Friday, 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Instructor: Ms. McGonagle

Classes will begin Sept. 5 in the Music Room.

The first Friday, for Beginners only, is Sept. 7.  The next Friday, for both groups, is Oct. 5.


Option 5: Sand Creek Band at Sand Creek

Beginning Band: Mondays & Wednesdays, 8:15 - 9:00 a.m.

Intermediate Band: Monday & Wednesday, 7:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Instructor: Mr. Snell

Classes will begin on Sept. 5. 


Option 6: Summit View Band at Summit View

4th Grade Beginning Band: Mondays & Wednesdays, 11:25 - 11:55 a.m.

Beginning 5th/6th Band: Mondays & Wednesdays, 10:15 - 10:55 a.m.

Intermediate 5th/6th Band: Mondays & Wednesdays, 10:55 - 11:25 a.m.

Instructor: Ms. Wessel

Classes will begin Sept. 5 in the Mobile.