Band Instruction

General Band Instruction by Grade Level

South Colonie offers large group instrumental music instruction on woodwind, brass and percussion instruments at the middle and high school levels.

Middle School Level (Grades 5-8)

Lisha Kill and Sand Creek Middle Schools offer bands for grades 5-8. The Middle School bands meet for 40 minutes on alternating days. Middle school students receive one 30-minute lesson. Grade 5-8 bands perform three concerts each school year.


High School Level (9-12)

The high school offers Symphonic Band (9-12), Wind Ensemble (10-12 – selected by audition). Bands meet daily for 40 minutes and perform four concerts per year. Small group or private lessons are also offered. Band students receive a 30-minute group lesson once per six-day rotation.