The Oak Hammock Middle School Band Program consists of three ensemble levels: Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Bands. Each group will be expected to perform in front of an audience consisting of the school community, family members, and community members at community events. Music theory and music reading are part of the expectations for all three levels of band. All incoming 6th graders without prior experience will start in Beginning Band and placement in 7th grade will be dependent upon performance throughout the student’s 6th grade year. Advanced and Intermediate Band members have opportunities to audition for All County, All State, and participate in the Solo & Ensemble Festival.

Band 1Instruction focuses on assembly and maintenance of an instrument, tone production, musical notation, and group cooperation skills to promote self-discipline. (no previous experience necessary).  Participation in concerts is required.  Students may borrow a school owned instrument or acquire their own.

Band 2 & 3 (Prerequisite Band 1) Focus on reading music and developing playing skills.  Participation in activities outside school and concerts is required.  Students may borrow a school owned instrument or acquire their own.