5th Grade Band News

March 21-25, 2016

Mark Your Calendars!

Due to the PARCC test starting at the beginning of the day at Ridge and Oakview, the 5th Grade Band will NOT have morning band on the following days:


Thursday, April 14

Monday, April 18

Thursday, April 21


Please make sure you do NOT come to Liberty these mornings.


We will still have sectionals after the PARCC testing is over for the day on our normal sectional days. Sectional times for during the PARCC testing will be sent out at a later date.

Weekly 5th Grade Band Schedule

Monday, March 21

7am - 5th Grade Band at Liberty


Tuesday, March 22


Wednesday, March 23 - Oakview 5th Grade Band Sectionals

**special schedule because Mrs. Clark's schedule at Liberty is different due to the junior high PARCC testing.

12:20 - trombone and tuba

12:50 - percussion, flute and clarinet

1:20 - saxophone, trumpet, and french horn


Thursday, March 24 - Ridge 5th Grade Band Sectionals

8:55 - flute

9:25 - clarinet

9:55 - saxophone

10:25 - trumpet

10:55 - trombone

11:25 - tuba

12:50 - percussion


Friday, March 25

No School - Spring Break Begins!

What to practice for 5th Grade Band?

Instrument Spotlight of the Week: Saxophone!

Saxophone Fun Facts

A saxophone is a single reed, woodwind instrument first developed in the mid-1800s by Adolphe Sax. Sound is produced on the sax when air is blown through the instrument causing the reed to vibrate. Saxes are made out of brass which is 70% copper and 30% zinc.


The saxophone is used in all types of music especially concert band and jazz band. Some famous saxophone players are John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, Cannonball Adderly, Woody Herman, Branford Marasalis and former President Bill Clinton!


There is a very cool youtube video done by the US Army Field Band which shows some very neat and unheard of saxophones. I HIGHLY recommend that you check out the video. It is pretty neat to see some of these instruments and some are totally CRAZY! Check out the video below:

Unheard of Instruments in the Saxophone Family