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    Welcome to Band!

    Grace Saunders
     Kyrene Middle School          480-541-6712
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    "Ah, music, a magic far beyond all we do here!" - Albus Dumbledore

    Kyrene Bands Handbook (includes supply list)


    Recommended Instrument Brands

    Percussion Supply List

    Private Lesson Teachers List



    IB Syllabus (Band)

    IB Syllabus (Music Exploration)

    California Tour Information

    Performing Arts Standards

    Important information for KMS band students:
    spiral   Students should rent an instrument from a music store.  An extremely limited supply of school instruments may be available for students who cannot rent from a store, but music stores have better instruments and can offer opportunities for insurance, repairs, and rent-to-own that our school cannot.
    spiral   All band students need a KMS Band polo shirt. These are only available through the school; please see Ms. Saunders for orders.  The same polo may be used all 3 years of middle school.
    spiral  6th grade/ 1st year 7th grade will use the book Accent on Achievement book 1 and receive additional warm ups and performance music in class.
    spiral  2nd year 7th grade will use the book Accent on Achievement book 2 and receive additional warm ups and performance music in class. 
    spiral  Advanced Band (all 8th grade and some 7th grade) will work entirely on performance music and will not use a band method book.  Each year, 8th Grade Band also auditions for a performance and/or workshop inside Disneyland on one of their stages inside the park.  We have been accepted every year we have auditioned.