Music has long been recognized as having significant benefits that enrich students’ lives and education. The HKIS UP Band Program provides an engaging music learning environment that focuses on developing instrumental music skills, general musicianship and ensemble experience whilst promoting collaboration, team and inter-personal skills. A thoughtfully developed curriculum using interesting repertoire and a variety of learning strategies guides students towards achievable goals. Everyone is encouraged to build an intellectual curiosity, robust discipline and creative thinking, whilst appreciating the arts and befitting from the relaxing and enjoyable attributes of music making.
The Upper Primary Band Program is an entry point for the popular and highly acclaimed music program at HKIS. Exploratory Band classes start in Grade 3 with the Band Basics program, or students can join the UP Band in Grades 4 or 5, and use their music skills and abilities to transition to the classroom based HKIS Middle School Band Program. Further opportunities could include joining the HKIS High School or Community music programs in later years.
Band students will enjoy instrument specific weekly lessons and participate in an ensemble experience. Throughout the year, students will learn about music and band concepts through workshops, rehearsals and concert performances.
A variety of band instruments can be studied in the program. More information about instrument choices and purchasing or loaning an instrument is available here http://www.micramusic.com/band/ All lessons will be held at the Upper Primary School Campus. Rising Band and Beginner Band Program students are scheduled two sessions per week
For more information about how children can build their pride and confidence by playing in Band, and for more details about the HKIS Upper Primary Band Program please use the menu on the right, or link here directly to the band website http://www.micramusic.com or contact Craig via email on firstname.lastname@example.org