Beginning Band Description

Beginning Band is for students who would like to learn flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, or trombone. Students will learn how to assemble their instruments, proper breathing techniques, proper posture and playing position, how to read music, music theory, music history, and how to perform as an ensemble. This ensemble performs for KEYS Winter and Spring Concerts as well as events outside of KEYS in the spring. Students should be in at least 5th grade.

Textbooks and Supplies

The following textbooks and supplies are to be purchased by parents.
Under Class Details, see Class Attachment for a picture of the textbook.

Standard of Excellence, Book I
(for the student's specific instrument)

Folding music stand to bring to KEYS
1" 3-ring binder
Metronome/tuner for at-home practice
An instrument-specific supply list will be given when the instrument is chosen.


None. However, it is recommended that parents contact Mr. Grizzel through the KEYS office to set up an appointment for an Instrument Interview before classes begin. Students will be able to interview each instrument and decide which one they would like to learn to play.

Class Information

Parents are responsible for purchasing all textbooks and supplies before the first day of class.

KEYS will invoice supply fees at the time of registration and class selection. This fee covers materials, lab supplies, and other expenses incurred by the teacher. It is a one-time fee, transferable until August, but non-refundable.

Please note the grade level for this class. Students younger than the recommended grade levels need special permission before signing up for the class. Please contact the office for more information.

What happens if a class is full? You may email to be waitlisted.

  • Category: Fine Arts
  • Subject: Band
  • Days: Tue, Thur
  • Times: 9:30 am-10:25 am
  • Grade Level: 5-12
  • Teacher: Tony Grizzel
  • Monthly Tuition: $55
  • Supply Fee: $15
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