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Re: Beginner Band
Posted by Kilgore Trout on 1/14/2020, 11:13 am, in reply to "Beginner Band
I've had 7th grade beginner classes, 6th grade beginner classes, and 5th grade beginner classes. I really enjoy my 5th beginners, but I can't imagine going any younger and getting anything worthwhile done (we do recorders in 4th). Ups and downs with all - I'd say 6th is probably the best year. Physically able to get hands around instruments, form embochures correctly, etc...but not yet too "cool" to have fun with it.
What is the youngest grade you all start band? Some schools start in 5th grade some start in 6th. Is 4th grade too young? What is the opinion of the yellow boarders?