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Band is a hands-on class. Sixth grade band students have the opportunity to learn to play brass, woodwind, or percussion instruments. Each student has a weekly 15-minute small group lesson with like-instruments where they receive individualized instruction unique to their instrument. Band rehearsals, with all the instruments together, are scheduled every other day opposite physical education.

Many Taft students say that band practice is their favorite time of the day because they get to make music together with all of their friends! The sixth grade band presents three required evening concerts per year, and students may also participate in honor bands and all-city solo/ensemble festival.


Doreen Anderson

Teacher Instrumental Music- Band

Valerie Shanley

Instrumental Music – Band