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4th and 5th grade Band

2018-2019 PRUSD 4th and 5th Grade Band

Important Information and Dates  


Band Assemblies:

Alta Sierra August 20 8:05am - 8:30am

Cottage Hill August 21 8:05am - 8:30am


Band Information Night

4th & 5th Grade Parents August 22 6:30pm Mag Gym

6th - 8th Grade Parents August 22 7:30pm Mag Gym


4th & 5th Grade Instrument Fittings (by appointment)

Monday August 27 2:30pm - 4:30pm Magnolia Music Room

Tuesday August 28 2:30pm - 4:30pm Magnolia Music Room

Wednesday August 29 2:30pm - 4:30pm Magnolia Music Room

Thursday August 30 2:30pm - 4:30pm Magnolia Music Room

Friday August 31 2:00pm - 4:00pm Magnolia Music Room


Band Schedule


The band program will take place on the Magnolia campus this year for both Cottage Hill and Alta Sierra students.  Free transportation will be provided to and from class (Alta Sierra students will be picked up at Alta Sierra and transported to Magnolia).   Both Cottage Hill and Alta Sierra students will be free to use the buses that leave from Magnolia at 3:15pm.   


Classes will run as follows:   Monday - Thursday 2:25pm - 3:15pm   


There will be no band on minimum days.


Introductory Period (September 10 - November 29)

This period of time is designed to provide beginning band students the most possible time with Mr. Richardson.   To achieve that, band class will begin by dividing the students into homogeneous instrument groups (Flutes, Clarinets, Trumpets, Trombones).   The schedule is as follows:


Flutes September 10, 17, 24; October 1, 15, 29, November 5, 19, 26 (Mondays)

Clarinets September 11, 18, 25; October 2, 16, 30; November 6, 13, 20, 27  (Tuesdays)

Trumpets September 12, 19, 26; October 3, 17, 31; November 7, 14, 28 (Wednesdays)

Trombones September 13, 20, 27; October 4, 18; November 1, 8, 15, 29 (Thursdays)


This schedule will continue through November 29, 2018.  Please note that there will be no band during non-school days as well as the minimum days on 10/8-10/12.


Families Period (December 3 - 20)

This period of time is designed to start the process of integrating the band.  To achieve that, band class will begin to be two days a week according to instrument families (Woodwinds & Brass).  The schedule for this period is as follows:


Mondays & Wednesdays Woodwinds

Tuesdays & Thursdays Brass


This schedule will continue through December 20, 2018.  Please note that there will be no band during non-school days.



Families + Full Band (January 8 - May 9)


This period of time is designed to provide both practice within instrument families as well as cohesion as a full band.  During this period, band students will receive 3 days of band per week. The schedule is as follows:

CONCERT ON JANUARY 17, 2019

Mondays   Woodwinds

Tuesdays Full Band (ALL STUDENTS)

Wednesdays Brass

Thursdays Full Band (ALL STUDENTS)


This schedule will continue through Mid-May, 2018.  Please note that there will be no band during non-school days or on a snow day if it is implemented (April 22).  


Band will conclude for the 2018-2019 school year on Thursday, May 30.  



Full Band Everyday (May 13 - 30)


Leading up to the spring concert, it will be necessary for the band students to get additional practice in preparation for the big event.  To achieve that, band students will be practicing four days a week during this period. The schedule is as follows:


Monday - Thursday Full Band (ALL STUDENTS)


The spring concert is set for May 23 at 6:30pm.


If you have any questions regarding band, please email Mr. Richardson (prichardson@prsd.us).