5th and 6th Grade Band

    The CRIS Instrumental music program, under the direction of Mr. Jonathan Searfoss and Mr. Eric Ryder, began the 2012-2013 school year with over 260 students signed up for band. The students attend small group lessons once every six school days for forty-five minutes. These small group lessons are set on a rotating schedule so that the students will only miss the same class once per month. Musicians need to work together. To make that happen, the 6th grade band will begin rehearsing together in September and in January, the 5th grade will also meet for an additional forty-five minute, full band rehearsal. This is when 5th grade students prepare as a group and as individuals for their Spring Concert.

    The 6th grade band will present a winter and spring concert, and the CRIS 5th grade students will perform in the Spring Concert.

    "You can never be overdressed or overeducated"
    -Oscar Wilde