Incoming Student / Parent Information
Greetings, New Students and Parents!
Thank you for your interest in the ERMS Spartan Band program. For new students to the program, applications are submitted and processed in the spring towards the end of the school year. Beginning Band is added to the schedule at this time. If you complete an application, you WILL get band added to your schedule. Sixth grade students have two daily electives, so if you really like music, you can also participate in chorus, in addition to band. Note that students transferring into ERMS during the school year may apply at any time through the Guidance Office.
Student instrument selection is not decided until several weeks into the school year in early September. In the fall, we start the school year learning basic music theory and band fundamentals. Students will learn about each instrument, watch demonstrations, and have hands-on opportunities to try them. Final instrument selection will not happen until this time. Students interested in percussion should always have a second choice instrument in mind. Each year, many more are interested in percussion than what we can accept into the section. Percussion size is limited to a total of 6 or 7 students across both periods.
Several weeks into the school year, we will host an instrument night in the cafeteria where families can connect with the local music stores to obtain a band rental instrument. Instrument night is scheduled for Wednesday, September 5, 2018. Family Music of Clermont and Cornerstone Music of Clermont will set up shop in our Cafeteria to provide rentals and sales for new and used instruments.
I look forward to teaching you this fall!
Mr. Robert Walker, ERMS Instrumental Director
Email Mr. Walker: firstname.lastname@example.org