WHY SHOULD I JOIN JUNIOR BAND?
As a musician in the Junior Band, you will have the opportunity to rehearse and perform with other young band musicians from across the Northern Arizona region. You will get to play a wide variety of musical styles, and you will receive instruction on how to be a better performer on your instrument. As a part of some rehearsals, we will have guest instructors on most band instruments join us and work specifically with each section of the band in small group sectionals.
We hope that every young person participating in this group will be inspired and motivated to achieve a higher level of musicianship, and will bring that experience and knowledge with them back to their own school at the end of the summer. The final performance on Heritage Square in downtown Flagstaff is also sure to be a memory these young musicians will carry with them for a long time.
WHAT DOES IT COST?
Participation in the Junior Band is completely FREE and all Junior Band members will also receive a free t-shirt!
JUNIOR BAND CONDUCTORS
The 2019 Junior Band Conductors will be Mr. Tim McKay and Mr. Shayne Smith. Both Mr. McKay and Mr. Smith are experienced band directors in the Flagstaff Unified School District. In addition to Mr. McKay and Mr. Smith, some members of the Flagstaff Community Band will join in during rehearsals to enhance the experience.
In addition to Junior Band, Mr. McKay is the director of the Flagstaff Community Band as well. Mr. McKay received his Bachelor’s degree in Music Education and a Masters degree in Trombone Performance from Penn State University. Mr. McKay has many years of experience as a music educator, performer, and ensemble director, across a wide range of age groups and ability levels. He is currently a trombonist with the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra.
In addition to the Junior Band, Mr. Smith is the Director of Bands at Flagstaff High School.
Mr. Smith received his Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio. Mr. Smith is in his 3rd year at Flagstaff High School where he teaches Band, Orchestra, and Theater Arts. Mr. Smith is a saxophonist and enjoys playing with the Flagstaff Community Band throughout the year.
In order to participate in the Junior Band portion of the Flagstaff Community Band, students must have at least one full year of experience on the instrument they will be playing in the ensemble
The ensemble is for band musicians who are currently completing their 8th-grade year or younger in school
We accept musicians on the following instruments: flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, bass clarinet, saxophone (alto, tenor, or baritone), horn, trumpet, trombone, baritone, euphonium, tuba, and percussion (concert percussion, including mallet instruments, snare drum, bass drum, cymbals, etc.)
Summer 2019 Rehearsal & Performance Schedule
All rehearsals will take place from 5:15-6:30 pm at the Flagstaff High School band room.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 29
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26
NO REHEARSAL JULY 3
WEDNESDAY, JULY 10
WEDNESDAY, JULY 17
WEDNESDAY, JULY 24
END OF SUMMER 2019 CONCERT
Saturday, July 27th, 5PM, Heritage Square