Students in grades 4, 5 and 6 who are interested in learning to play woodwind, brass and percussion instruments are invited to participate in the Elementary Instrumental Music Program. Beginning in the grade 4, North Hills School District offers intermediate grade-level students the opportunity to learn to perform on one of following instruments flute, clarinet, oboe, alto saxophone, trumpet, French horn, trombone, baritone, tuba and percussion instruments such as mallet instruments, drums and auxiliary instruments. In grades 5 and 6, additional instruments are offered including piccolo, bass clarinet, tenor and baritone saxophones and double French horn. Large, school-owned instruments such as the French horn, baritone and tuba are available to interested students.
Two full-time teachers are employed to instruct Grades 4, 5 and 6 students in small-group settings on a 6-day rotation throughout the school year at all elementary buildings. At the conclusion of the students’ sixth-grade year, they are then able to continue performing on their selected instruments by participating in one of the many band ensembles at the middle school.