MARCH 11TH, 2019




    Monday, May 20th, 2019 @ 7 PM






    If your child was in band at Ann Antolini last year, the method books and equipment are the same. However, make sure your child has reeds, valve oil, grease, etc. for the start of the year! Instrumental Group Lessons will start Monday, September 10th. After School Band rehearsals will start September 12th. 

    For new band parents...

    Ann Antolini has a contract with the Music and Arts Center. Forms were given out at the end of the the year, but I have plenty extra that I can send home with your child if you need another one. The other option is to place your order online on their website. You do not have to do business with Music and Arts, but be careful buying instruments online or not at a music store, as they may be low quality or broken. Any questions about equipment, instruments, or the band program, please feel free to email me at I will also be at 5th grade open house! 



    The following things are necessary for instruments to work at their best capacity. These things can be ordered/purchased at the same time you rent your instrument. We have a representative from Music and Arts who comes to us weekly and can pick up and deliver instruments, repaired instruments, or equipment directly to me. If not, these items can easily be found at most music stores. 


    • NOTE: You will need to rent the Percussion Combo Kit, which has a bell kit and a snare drum. 
    • You will also need Vic Firth SD1 General Sticks
    • Standard of Excellence for Drums and Mallets, Book 1.
    • Breeze Easy Drum Method.

    Clarinet & Saxophone - At least three #2 reeds. 

    Oboe- At least three medium soft reeds. 

    Brass (Euphonium, French Horn, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba) - Valve Oil and Slide Grease 


    *ALL BAND STUDENTS: STANDARD OF EXCELLENCE BOOK 1 (for their specific instrument)*


    Instrument Lessons 

     Instrumental small group lessons will occur once a week for 30 minutes during the school day. There will be a schedule of lessons in each classroom, as well as a reminder in each child's band folder of their weekly lesson time/day. Students will also have a practice log that should be signed weekly by a parent/guardian. Extra practice logs will be avaliable on this site. 

    Band Rehearsal 
    Starting September 12th, The entire 6th grade band will rehearse every Wednesday after school from 3:10-4:00. Permission slips will be given out the last week of October, and will also be uploaded here closer to that date. Please make sure you have arrangements for your child to be picked up at 4. 





    THURSDAY MAY 23RD, 2019 @ 7 PM