• Students will continue to advance musical skills through learning a band instrument. By focusing on the fundamentals of each instrument, students will be able to perform as a solo player and a member of an ensemble.  With a strong beginning on flute, clarinet, trumpet, or trombone, students build the skills needed to be successful in a middle school band setting.  The opportunity to start a band instrument in elementary school allows students an additional year or more to explore the band world and begin mastery of an instrument.