Welcome to Mr. Kearney's Band RoomName:Mr. Jake KearneyGrade/Subject:Elementary Band, Grades 4-6Music, Grades PreK-3Phone/Ext:(814) 487-7613 ext. 2652Email:
Welcome to the elementary band and music page! The menu to the left will assist you with everything you need to know regarding band, when band tryouts take place, information about the instruments, instrumental rental information, a music calendar of events, and many other things you can explore about music. Please feel free to look through this menu.
Starting in Pre-K and Kindergarten, students will learn both new and familiar music concepts, such as keeping a steady beat, instruments and their families, playing instruments, singing together as a group, simple rhythms, and basic music theory. We enforce these basics while introducing more concepts during the following six years they attend the elementary school. Starting in 4th grade, students have the option to continue their regular music class or learn music through band by learning a wind instrument. In 5th grade, students may start to learn percussion after auditioning for the class. Any new band students can try out and audition for these instruments starting in the spring of their 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade years.
If you ever have any questions, comments, or concerns, please do not ever hesitate to contact me. Communication is important to a student's success, and I do my best to communicate with students, parents, and teachers.