The Band Program at Traughber JHS is comprised of 400 of the most dedicated students in the school, expressing their artistry through one of 6 ensembles. Recognized multiple times for excellence in music education, the Traughber JHS Band Program strives to offer the best instrumental middle level music education in the country. We are pleased to receive strong support from our parents, administration, and community as we pursue this goal. Our students and ensembles have been recognized at local, state, and national levels for their work. Many of our alums continue to perform and teach professionally.
The department provides many opportunities throughout the year to hear our musicians. Please take a look at our calendar and we hope to see you at some upcoming events.
Beginning Band Information for 5th Graders!
Make-up Date: May 10
This Week with the Traughber Band, 24-30
Monday, April 24.........8th Grade Morning Band for SuperState-7:10 am, Percussion Ensemble-3:15-5:15 pm
Tuesday, April 25………Jazz Band, 7:10 am, SOLOS DUE IN SMARTMUSIC 300 pts
Wednesday, April 26….Solo Recital, 6-9 pm
Thursday, April 27...... Jazz Band, 7:10 am
Friday, April 29............8th Grade Morning Band for SuperState-7:10 am
Sunday, April 30……....Smartmusic Homework & Tests Due
Homework Due April 30
6th WW/Brass: #127
6th Perc: Mallets: #127
7th WW/Brass: #50, 52, 53
7th Perc: Mallets #50, 52, 53
Graded Tests Due April 30
6th WW/Brass: #128
6th Perc: Mallets # 128, SD Solo 16
7th WW/Brass: D Maj Set, #54, Concert Music TBA
7th Perc: Mallets: #54, D Maj Set, SD Solo 16, Concert Music TBA
8th WW/Brass: D Maj Set, Scarborough Fair-SuperState
8th Perc: Mallets: D Maj Set, SD Solo 16
ONLINE GAMES FOR BAND
NoteNames+ (FREE) Note Names teaches kids to identify the notes on the music staff.
NinGenius will help them learn the fingerings of their notes.