Instrumental Music Groups

Marching Band

Greencastle-Antrim Middle School Sixth Grade Band

An instrumental ensemble that meets two times in the six-day cycle, the Sixth Grade Band helps students to become more skilled at playing their individual instruments as it also develops their ability to perform in a large group setting. Members of the Sixth Grade Band have instrumental lessons once during the six-day cycle. During lessons, students work on tone, technique and various musical selections in order to grow as young musicians.

Greencastle-Antrim Middle School 7th/8th Grade Band

Directed by Dr. Plum, the seventh/eighth Grade Band meets during the fourth period on Days 1, 3 and 5. The band performs as a marching band in the fall and a concert band during the winter and spring. All students in the seventh/eighth Grade Band must take either school group lessons or private lessons during the school year. The prerequisite for the band students is the earning up to the sixth grade bead requirements before the seventh grade year starts.

Greencastle-Antrim Middle School 7th/8th Grade Instrumental Lessons

All students who elect to take instrumental music lessons will meet with Dr. Plum for one group lesson a week. Lessons will cover the basic fundamentals of music needed to perform grade appropriate concert band literature such as tone production, technique and scale studies. Students will continue scale studies to earn their eighth grade bead requirement, a prerequisite for the high school band.

Greencastle-Antrim Middle School Jazz Band

Jazz Band is a small group open to band members in seventh and eighth grade. The group focuses on improvisation and the exploration of different music genres such as rock, jazz, swing and Latin. The group meets once a week after school. The group performs two formal concerts per year.