5th Grade Band News

April 11-15, 2016

Reminder - No Morning Band during PARCC!

Just a reminder that the 5th Grade Band will not rehearse in the mornings on the following dates due to the PARCC testing schedule:

Thursday, April 14

Monday, April 18

Thursday, April 21

Directors Dash for Dollars!

Did you donate yet! Don't forget that Mrs. Clark is working hard to prepare for the Frankfort Half Marathon in support of the New Lenox Band Boosters! We would love for you to make a donation to our great program, so we can continue to provide quality music education experiences for our awesome band members! Please consider sending in a cash donation or donating online at:


Thank you for your support of the New Lenox Band Program!

Weekly 5th Grade Band Schedule

Monday, April 11

7am - 5th Grade Band at Liberty

Tuesday, April 12

Wednesday, April 13 - Oakview 5th Grade Band Sectionals

8:55 - flute and clarinet

9:25 - saxophone

9:55 - trumpet

10:25 - french horn

10:55 - trombone

12:20 - tuba

12:50 - percussion

Thursday, April 14

No 5th Grade Morning Band rehearsal due to PARCC!

Friday, April 15 - 5th Grade Band Sectionals at Ridge

(revised schedule due to the 4th and 5th Grade PARCC testing that will be near our sectional room)

9:25 - trombone and tuba

11:30 - flute, clarinet, trumpet

12:50 - percussion

1:20 - saxophone

11:25 - percussion

What to practice for 5th Grade Band?

Instrument Spotlight of the Week: Flute

Fun Flute Facts!

Flutes have been in existence since prehistoric times. Prehistoric animal bones were used to make the first flutes. A cave bear thigh bone was found in 1995 in Slovenia that had two holes. It is believed to be used more than 43,000 years ago as a flute!

Most flutes are made of metal, but there are some that are made out of wood.

Flutes are handcrafted musical instruments and each instrument is slightly different from other flutes. The most different part of the flute is the head joint. Different head joints can change the sound of the flute and professional flute players often try many different head joints in order to find the one that gives them the best sound. Sometimes head joints are even designed specifically for a certain musician.

Please enjoy the video below from the US Army Field Band flute section:

Flute Fundamentals [HD]