Middle School Band

Middle School Band

Welcome!

Within these pages I hope you find some useful information. Come here often and please let me know if you have suggestions on how to make this more useful for yourself, your family, and our community.

Also, as our students grow and learn this new language of music please remember that the single most important factor in success is not talent, but hard work and continued practice. Thank you for giving your child the opportunity to learn music, it will payoff in all ways of life. Feel free to contact me at anytime, and thank you. 

MS Band Course Information

Here at the Middle School we offer the following performing ensembles:  

  
      7th/8th grade Wind Ensemble
      5th & 6th grade Symphonic Band
      MS Jazz Ensemble


Each ensemble strives to perform at the peak of it's potential, all  while providing a thriving and vibrant learning community. ALL members  of the school are welcome to join the band program and we emphasize the  importance of each and every member of our groups in order to produce  the total product that is rewarding for the musician to perform and the  audience to enjoy.      As members of the Oxford community these  groups perform at various times of the year, along with two major  concerts given in the winter and the spring. All family members,  friends, and community members are encouraged to attend these  performances at the Oxford HS Performing Arts Auditorium. 

MS Symphonic Band

The symphonic band is a growing ensemble made up of 5th & 6th grade instrumental students. We focus on sound fundamentals and learning the responsibilities of performing in an ensemble which includes active listening, watching the conductor, and being responsible for our internal pulse.

MS Wind Ensemble

The Wind Ensemble consists of maturing 7th & 8th grade musicians that strive to represent quality musical literature in a fun and engaging way. With a few years of playing under their belt this group is able to push themselves musically and understand the emotional connection of listening to and performing music.

MS Jazz Band

jazz The Middle School Jazz Ensemble is a group of enthusiastic young musicians inspired to learn about and play this truly American style of music. We strive to prepare and perform standard jazz repertoire that is easily accessible and enjoyable. Below you will find links to what we are working on right now. Be sure to come hear us at our next performance:

Instructor

Malik Clanton
mclanton@oxac.org
607-843-2025, ext. 2132

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