Welcome to Jackson Academy’s Band Program!
Membership in band will require a commitment. It asks the student to become a responsible person who is prepared to contribute to the band by being prepared for class, being at all rehearsals and concerts, and being responsible for one’s behavior.
This ensemble focuses on teaching students the building blocks of music as well as teaching them how to be a part of an ensemble. In addition to playing, we will also spend time each day to work on either listening or written work. This allows the students to have a more fully developed music education and prepares them to be true musicians.
This year, 6th and 7th grade will be considered beginning band. 8th grade will be considered intermediate. I hope to continue to challenge your students with not only an increase in responsibility, but also an increase in caliber.
In order for this to be successful, it requires a great amount of support and encouragement from families as well as staff. We are very excited by the potential that these students have – if we all contribute to and believe in the program, it can only make it stronger.
“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress.
Working together is success. ” – Henry Ford