Band

Intermediate Band

Students in Intermediate Band are primarily second-year band students in fifth grade. Intermediate Band students work out of the Essential Elements for Band Book 1 and 2, published by Hal Leonard.

Each Intermediate Band student receives a weekly 30-minute instrument lesson at their elementary school and attends one weekly after-school rehearsal.The Bryan Area Intermediate Band, which consists of students from Lincoln, Jefferson, and Jefferson, rehearses after school on Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30 at Bryan Middle School.

The small-group instrument lesson allows the teacher to provide individualized instruction and assessment to each student on specific instrumental techniques.

Brian Berg 

Director of Bryan Area Intermediate Band
bberg@elmhurst205.org
630-617-2350 ext. 3025

Prep Band

Students in the Prep Band are first-year band students or students who are in their first year of learning a specific woodwind, brass, or percussion instrument. Prep band students use Essential Elements for Band Book 1 published by Hal Leonard.

Each prep band student receives a weekly lesson at their elementary school and attends one weekly after-school ensemble rehearsal.  The Bryan Area Prep Band rehearses after school on Wednesdays (Jackson and Jefferson students) and Thursdays (Lincoln students) from 3:30-4:30 at Bryan Middle School

Small-group lessons provide an opportunity for students to have individualized instruction and assessment on their specific instrument.

The weekly band rehearsal allows students to practice and perform in a large ensemble.

Brian Berg 

Director of Bryan Area Prep Bands
bberg@elmhurst205.org
630-617-2350 ext. 3025

Bryan Concert Band

Concert Band

Bryan Middle School offers concert band for for students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade with previous playing experience on woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments.

Ensemble Rehearsals

7th/8th Grade Band: 8:25 A.M. - 9:05 A.M. M-F
6th Grade Band: 2:44 P.M. - 3:25 P.M. M-F
Combined Concert Band:  7:30 A.M. - 8:15 A.M. Tuesday
 

Instrument Technique Classes

Each band student attends a weekly small-group instrument technique class. The small-group class allows for instrument-specific instruction and individual assessment. Students are excused from one of their regular class periods on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Friday to attend an instrument technique class. The technique class schedule rotates weekly so that students will only miss the same period once every four weeks.  

Information

A comprehensive list of required materials and supplies as well as information about grading, class expectations, and performances is included in the Bryan Concert Band Musician's Manual. 

Evening Performances

Fall Concert: Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 7:00 P.M. at Bryan
Spring Band Festival: Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 7:30 P.M. at York
Spring Concert: Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 7:00 P.M. at Bryan