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Elementary Beginning Band

Thank you for your interest in the Mead Elementary Beginning Band program!  Our program is available to students in 5th grade at Brentwood, Evergreen, Farwell, Prairie View and the 6th Grade Center for 2019-2020.


Rehearsal Location: Mead High School Music Department

Attendance hotline: 465-7035  You may also call 465-7047 for questions


September | October | November | December | January | February | March | April | May

Important dates:

  • Tuesday, September 10, during the school day

    • Band and orchestra demonstration concerts at each elementary school!​

  • Thursday, September 19, 6pm Mead HS Theatre and Mall​

    • Parent and student orientation & information - ​General information, ask questions, try & rent instruments, buy a book, register, etc.

  • Monday, September 23 - beginning band instruction and classes begin​.  Please drop off students approximately 7:50am in the designated drop off zone.

  • December 17, 2019 - First concert :) MHS Theatre

  • March 3, 2020 - Concert, MHS Theatre, 7pm

  • May 21 , 2020 - Extravaganza concert, MHS Gym 7pm

Instrument schedules:

  • Flute - Tuesday and Friday

  • Clarinet - Monday and Thursday

  • Saxophone - Monday and Wednesday

  • Trumpet - Monday and Wednesday

  • Trombone - Tuesday and Friday

  • Snare Drum - Tuesday and Thursday


  • Parents and students are responsible for their transportation to classes.  Please contact the band office if you are having difficulty with transportation; 465-7047.

  • Mead School District will provide school bus transportation to each of the elementary schools.

Needed Items:

  • Instrument and accessories (reeds, mouthpiece, cleaning supplies, valve oil, cork grease, etc.)

Borrowing an instrument from school - Although we would like to be able to provide everyone with an instrument, we are very limited in the number of instruments we possess and can loan.  We will do our very best to assist in finding an instrument for everyone interested in playing, but please also do your best to find relatives and friends that could loan an instrument.​

  • Book - "Accent on Achievement" book 1 

These are specific to your instrument so look carefully at what you're buying and please label your book!​

Reference Recordings: click the title for link (most are to JWPepper streaming audio)

  • Blue Note Rock, by Feldstein & O'Reilly (coming soon)

  • Can Can, Offenbach arr. Andrew Balent (coming soon)

  • Clarinet Jive, by Mike Story

  • Crater Lake Overture, by John O'Reilly

  • Dragon Slayer, by Rob Grice

  • Drums Up Front March, by John O'Reilly

  • Folk Song Francaise, arr. by Don Schaeffer

  • Follow That Flute, by Andrew Balent

  • Latin Trumpets, by Mike Story (coming soon)

  • Hot Fudge Sundae, by David Martin

  • Reveille Rock, arr. by Feldstein & O'Reilly (coming soon)

  • Skip to My Lou, arr. by Andrew Balent (coming soon)

  • Slip and Slide, by Ralph Ford

  • Trombo Mambo, by Mike Story

  • William Tell Overture, by Rossini arr. Andrew Balent (coming soon)

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