Franklin Central School Bands

About our Instrumental Music Program

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Beginner Instrumentalists
We offer instrumental music to students beginning in the fourth grade.  This is their first opportunity to begin an instrument.  Students in their first year of instrumental music will receive weekly lessons to prepare them for the Elementary Band.
Elementary Band
Students who have played for a minimum of one year on their instrument in the elementary school begin playing in the elementary band in addition to their group lesson.  Generally, the elementary band is comprised of 5th and 6th grade students.  Band meets every other day (Days 2 and 4) and performs throughout the school year.  See the links to the left for information on the weekly lesson schedule and upcoming performances.
 Junior Band
 Junior Band is for grades 7-8.  8th grade students also have the opportunity to audition up into the Senior Band and if accepted would participate in both Junior and Senior Band.  Junior Band focuses on developing those intermediate skills needed to progress into Senior Band.  The Junior and Senior Bands combine for certain repertoire, for marching band, and graduation performances.
Senior Band
Senior Band affords many opportunities for our instrumentalists at Franklin Central School.  It is comprised of instrumental music students in grades 9-12.  Students are scheduled for a group lesson once a week as well as band rehearsal every other day (Days 1 and 3).  Students in Senior Band are also allowed to participate in Jazz Band which meets every third rehearsal 9th period.  Senior Band students also participate in Marching Band events in the spring, including the Memorial Day Parade.  See the links to the left for information on the weekly lesson schedule and upcoming performances.

Jonelle Goldman

607-829-3551 ext. 234
Lesson Schedule & Performance Calendar
A practice guide for band students in grades 7-12 to help students focus their home practicing.
A practice guide to help students in grades 4-6 focus their weekly assignments at home.
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