Middle School Bands

Perry Middle School currently has four band classes. The 5th grade band is for beginners. The 6th grade band will continue to work on the basic fundamentals of performing individual instruments as well as in a full ensemble. At the 6th grade level, new instruments will become available for certain students. New instruments include the oboe, bassoon, bass clarinet, tenor and bari saxophone, french horn, baritone, and tuba.

The 7th grade band is an intermediate middle school ensemble. The 8th Grade band is an advanced middle school ensemble. Instruction will be differentiated between age and skill level as much as possible. In addition to the typical Pops, Winter, and Spring concerts, the 7th & 8th grade band performs at the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association Band & Orchestra Festival each March. 7th & 8th grade students will also have opportunities to participate in chamber ensembles and jazz band if they choose.