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:  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

Beginning Band starts Sept. 9.  

Intermediate Band starts Sept. 11.


Option 2: 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

Intermediate Band starts Sept. 9.

Beginning Band starts Sept. 11.


Option 3: Band at Heritage

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

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

Instructor: Ms. Wurst

Beginning Band starts Sept. 6.

Intermediate Band starts Sept. 9.


Option 4: 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

Beginning Band starts Sept. 6

Intermediate Band starts Sept. 11.


Option 5: Band at Sand Creek

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

Intermediate Band: Wednesdays & Fridays, 7:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Instructor: Mr. Shugert

Class starts Sept. 6. 


Option 6: Band at Summit View

4th Grade Beginning Band: Mondays & Wednesdays, 1:20 - 2:00 p.m.

5th Grade Intermediate Band: Mondays & Wednesdays, 12:10 - 12:50 p.m.

6th Grade Advanced Band: Mondays & Wednesdays, 2:05 - 2:45 p.m.

Instructor: Ms. Wessel

Class starts Sept. 9.


Option 7: Band at Platte River Academy**

Beginning Band: Mondays & every other Friday, 7:15 - 8:10 a.m.

Intermediate Band: Wednesdays & every other Friday, 7:15 - 8:10 a.m.

Instructor: Mr. Forlenza-Bailey

Beginning Band starts Sept. 9.

Intermediate Band starts Sept. 11.

**These classes are open to students in Grades 4 - 8.