For Grades 4-5

Tuesdays and Thursdays (Multi)

Cherry Chase Band Rocks!

Cherry Chase Band is led by experienced band director Ms. Judy Nelson. Band instruments include flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, and percussion. Beginning students will learn how to play an instrument, read music, and perform together as a group. Returning students will learn more advanced music theories, increase their range of notes, and play in small groups.

Cherry Chase has a limited number of instruments available for rent. Please contact Band Co-Chairs Ann or Andrea to reserve one.

West Valley Music has a School Rebate Program in which 5% of all purchases will become store credit for our school’s music program. Mention Cherry Chase before checking out at West Valley Music. For more information, click here.

West Valley Music has some great videos showing how to care for your music instrument:

Parent meeting on Thursday 9/7/17 8:30 a.m. in the Multi with Band Director Judy Nelson – all parents from both bands should attend. Please read and sign the parent information packet and return the last page to the parent meeting.

Concert Dates: 12/7/17, 3/15/18, 5/17/18 @6:30pm
Flag Salute Date: 5/18/18

Beginning Band

Start Date 9/12/2017 – no musical experience necessary

The first three weeks of Beginning Band are mandatory specific instrument group lessons (called sectionals) with the following schedule:

Tuesdays (9/12, 9/19, 9/26)

  • 2:45-3:35 Flutes
  • 3:35-4:25 Clarinets
  • 4:25-5:15 Trumpets

THURSDAYS (9/14, 9/21, 9/28)

  • 2:45-3:35 Saxophone
  • 3:35-4:25 Trombone
  • 4:25-5:15 Percussion
  • Starting Tuesday 10/03/17 Beginning Band meets twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:55-3:50 pm in the Multi
  • Annual Cost for Beginning Band is $260 per student (instrument rental not included)

Intermediate Band

Start Date 10/03/2017 – for returning students

  • Meets twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:55-4:55 pm in the Multi
  • Annual Cost for Intermediate Band is $260 per student (instrument rental not included)
How to Register

Registration for 2017-18 will open on Thursday, August 24, 2017 @7:00am through the PTA store.

Band Saxes
Band Flutes2
Band Drum n Trumpet
Band Flutes
Band Percussion

Partial scholarship reimbursement assistance through the Cherry Chase PTA is available to those who qualify. Please contact the school office for details.

Questions? Please contact Band Co-Chairs Ann Davison and Andrea Dodson at

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