The Haslett Middle School provides 6th, 7th and 8th graders a full-year band
In 6th grade, students are split into two classes: brass and percussion or woodwind. These classes combine for their three concerts during the school year. Students learn their chromatic scales, music vocabulary, rhythmic basics, care and assembly procedure for their instruments and how to effectively practice. Their first-year band experience culminates with a solo unit.
In 7th grade band, students have a full-ensemble experience while having the
opportunity to participate in the Solo and Ensemble Festival as well as a middle school jazz band to enhance their playing experience. Students are pre-tested on their major scale, have their rhythmic skills expanded, participate in a tuning unit and learn musical pieces to expand their range and skills.
In 8th grade band students have a full-ensemble experience while expanding upon the skill developed in 7th grade band. They participate in the Viking Marching Band Invitational and perform at half-time during one of the varsity football games.
In January, they participate in a mentoring concert with members of the high school Winds Ensemble. Eighth graders also have the opportunity to participate in the Solo and Ensemble Festival as well as middle school jazz band to enhance their playing experience. Students will also pre-test their major, minor and chromatic scales.