Elementary Band



*Welcome to Elementary Beginning (1st year) and Cadet (2nd year) Band!

*We have a great program for 4th AND 5th graders

*Please visit the LWSD Elementary Band/Orchestra Page for the most up-to-date information!

*Hopefully your student is as excited about joining us as I am about teaching!


2022-23 Elementary Bands that serve Rosa Parks, Ella Baker, and Wilder Elementary Schools meet at Timberline Middle School (for in-person models)



Important Dates


Date What Who Where Details
9/6 - 10/1


All Elementary Band and Orchestra  Register Here Click the link to register for Band!
 9/14 Information Night for Band and Orchestra All Elementary Band and Orchestra Evergreen MS

Join us to learn more about the program and how to get started with instrument rentals!  


9/26 Instruction Begins All Bands Timberline MS Band Hall 7:40a - 8:25a (students will arrive at and be allowed in the building at 7:30a)
12/6/22 Winter Concert All Bands

Timberline MS


Our first concert!  Also with the Timberline MS Bands
3/16/23 Redmond HS Band Festival Cadet

Redmond HS


An event involving all feeders to RHS, including the Cadet Bands and Middle School Bands for Timberline, Evergreen, and Redmond Middle Schools.
TBD Spring Concert All Bands Timberline MS Our final concert of the season!


Last Day of Band for Cadet Cadet Timberline MS Our last day of the season.  Let's party!
6/9 Last Day of Band for the Year Beginning Timberline MS Our last day of the season.  Let's party!



The Weekly Schedule is as follows: 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Cadet Band Beginning Brass (trumpets/trombones) and Percussion Cadet Band Beginning Woodwinds (flute/clarinet/alto saxophone)  All Beginners


The first few days for Beginning Band, we will begin finalizing rosters, teaching rehearsal procedures, do some rhythmic and singing activities (yes, we also sing in band!) and show them how to get on the buses.


  • So, if you’re waiting on an instrument or a book, they’ll be fine.
  • Please refrain from getting an early start on your instrument (especially woodwinds, as assembly can be tricky (and expensive if done incorrectly!))
  • We will teach instrument assembly and first sounds in the first few weeks, once logistics are settled.


Coming to TMS in the morning:


  • Mr. Sloan is here by 7:20 AM at the latest
  • Students can expect to enter the band room at 7:30 AM
  • At 7:30 AM, Elementary Band students will be arriving through the side door.  Students will be shown where this door is and how to access it during their first week of band.
  • The Main Entrance should NOT be open for Elementary Band arrival.  Please ensure that you are arrive AT 7:30 AM, so that I may let you in through the side entrance.  Please do not arrive too early; you will not be let in.  If you are late, you must buzz in through the Main Doors and we have been asked to keep that to a bare minimum. 
  • Rehearsal begins promptly at 7:40 AM and will run until 8:30 AM.
  • Immediately following rehearsal, students will be bussed back to their home schools.
  • The transportation policy in the past is that, to ensure student safety, ALL BAND STUDENTS SHOULD PLAN ON RIDING THE BUS FROM TIMBERLINE TO THEIR HOME SCHOOL.  Those planning on using an alternative mode of transportation (parent pick-up, biking, etc.) need to notify band staff of their plans, so that we know how your student will be getting to school.  Such alternative transportation (biking, walking, etc.) will be considered on a case-by-case basis and is subject to a clear line of communication with your student's home school.
  • At TMS and on the buses, your best behavior is expected.  Failure to comply with the instructions of TMS staff members, elementary band staff, or our bus drivers may result in expulsion from the program.


PLEASE CARPOOL as much as you can to help alleviate traffic congestion.

As always, you are free to contact us with any questions or concerns!

Thank you, and we look forward to meeting and working with you!