-Do I need to know how to play an instrument already before joining HS Band? NO!
-Will I be thrown into a class where everyone will already know how to play an instrument and I don't? NO!
-Do I have to do Marching Band to be in band? NO! (but it is really fun)
Maybe you tried Middle School band before and didn't like it, but THIS is High School Band!! We do things WAY differently than in Middle School! We have SO much fun playing in the stands at Friday night Football games, in addition to challenging our students with fun and energetic music!
At Chamberlain we have a 4th period Beginner Band Class that's specifically designed for students who have NEVER played an instrument before! There's also older student assistants in this class, so there's plenty of support from your newly acquainted friends!
In addition to being a fantastic musical experience, developing leadership skills, as well as just a lot of fun, Band is also is an inclusive family. We welcome anybody and everybody. We ensure equal opportunity to succeed, thrive, and feel welcome without discrimination of harassment based on basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, martial status, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by the CHS Handbook.
If you want to learn more about joining band, or just test the waters, swing by the Band room and ask for Mr. Fanara! The Band room is the first right when you enter the school through the front entrance. You also could always email me at Calogero.Fanara@sdhc.k12.fl.us
Hope to hear from you! :)