We were so excited today to host the EAHS Jazz Band during 8th grade band. They played some outstanding music for the kids and our students were able to learn more about taking high school band.
We OF COURSE want all of our band kids to give high school band a try! This is after all what we have been prepping them for during these last three years in middle school. High School Band is a completely different experience than middle school and most people who give it a try DO NOT regret it!
Why should I encourage my child to participate in the E.A. Band?
For several reasons, most important being that the Band at EA is a close-knit group of extremely successful and hardworking students who can help your child make a smooth transition into high school…which can be a very intimidating experience for 8th graders! We are a family here in the EA Band program!
Are there academic advantages to my child being in band?
YES…studies have proven that test scores rise proportionately higher with the length of time spent studying music in school, and our Band program has a history of outstanding students who place at the top of their class!
I’m not sure whether I will like band or not. What should I do?
All students are encouraged to – at the very least – try band for the summer band practices. Most students find once they try it and do the summer camp experience, they love it!
Can my child participate in the Band and sports at E.A.?
Our Band students participate in every sport at E.A., and we make it work! We will communicate with the coach and “share” the student without allowing him/her to become overwhelmed. We promise, IT WORKS!
How does marching band help students earn P.E. credits?
Students will earn all of their P.E. and ARTS required for graduation by being in the band at EA for four years.
Does the EA Band take trips?
Yes! Every year all of the bands at EA take trips to District and State Festival! Every other year, we take bigger, out-of-state trips. We encourage everyone to go on the band trips, and we do fundraisers to help offset the costs.
How can I get my other questions answered?
If you still have questions or concerns, please contact one of the band directors:
SUMMER BAND DATES
All 8th graders going into 9th grade wishing to be in band next year must attend band camp. The students have a great time and end up starting the school year with a great group of high school friends. This is also where the band begins to learn their halftime field show, so it is very important that students attend.
“Rookie" Camp (8th Graders going into 9th attend)
July 18-20, 3pm-8pm
Full Band Camp (All Attend)
July 23-Aug 3, 3pm-8pm
Drumline & Colorguard Only
July 9-13, 3pm-8pm