Welcome to the Harrington Park Band Page!
Attention 3rd grade Parents/Guardians:
At this time we are opening up the 4th Grade Band registration for September 2020!
Upon entering 4th Grade, students can choose to study an instrument in school. Please click the links below to access the Program Overview, Instrument choice video, and the Registration Form.
Please submit Registration by June 12th.
Any questions, contact Ms. Woods. [email protected]
Ms. Woods (4th Grade) & Mr. Adel 5th-8th Grade)
About the program:
Harrington Park School offers instrument-specific group lessons and numerous performance opportunities to students in grades 4-8.
Most students are introduced to their instruments in 4th grade and develop new skills each year in the program.
Group lessons take place once a week during the school day, and run on a rotating schedule.
Each band rehearses once or twice a week (depending on group), either before school or during recess.
4th Grade Band
5th Grade Band
6th Grade Band
7th/8th Grade Band
How to join:
Simply stop by the Band Room and speak with Mr. Adel or Ms. Woods if you are interested in joining an instrumental group.
Music is a science
It is exact, specific; it demands exact acoustics. A conductor’s full score is a chart, a graph which indicates frequencies, intensities, volume changes, melody and harmony all at once and with the most exact control of time.
Music is mathematical
It is rhythmically based on the subdivision of time into fractions which must be done instantaneously, not worked out on paper.
Music is a foreign language
Most of the terms are in Italian, German, or French; and the notation is certainly not English – but a highly developed kind of shorthand that uses symbols to represent ideas. The semantics of music is the most complete and universal language. Also, many songs we study are from other cultures.
Music is physical education
It requires fantastic coordination of fingers, hands, arms, lip, cheek, and facial muscles, in addition to extraordinary control of the diaphragmatic, back, stomach, and chest muscles, which respond instantly to the sound the ear hears and the mind interprets.
Most of all, music is art.
It allows a human being to take all these dry, technically boring (but difficult) techniques and use them to create emotion. That is one thing science cannot duplicate: humanist, feeling, emotion.