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Junior Band Program

A Foundation in Music and Fun

 Does your middle schooler love music or have an interest in an instrument or band?
Bishop Feehan’s new Junior Band is the perfect chance to give music a try, experiment with an instrument, get a head start on high school music… and have a great time!
Once per week, our Junior Band participants will meet for lessons and instruction in all aspects of the band experience. Our dedicated Junior Band instructor – under the direction of Bishop Feehan’s award-winning band director, Joe Taylor – will focus on basic skills and playing both individually and as a part of a band. Inspiring a love for music is an added bonus.

The Junior Band will finish the year with a public concert in the Bishop Feehan auditorium.

Whether a student is headed to Feehan for high school or not, our Junior Band is the perfect way to kick-start a life-long connection with music and band.
An introductory band experience for students in 5th and 6th grade held once per week, after-school in the Bishop Feehan music space and led by a member of Bishop Feehan’s music faculty.
This one-of-a-kind opportunity can’t be found anywhere else in the region and is designed to fill the gap between kids needs and interests and shrinking middle school music opportunities.
The program will kick-off in September 2018.
The Feehan Junior Band will offer lessons for these instruments:
  • Flute

  • Clarinet

  • Alto Saxophone

  • Trumpet

  • Trombone

  • Snare Drum

Each year after the first, we will add another grade to the band until we have a full 5th-8th grade band every year. So your child will be able to stay with our Junior Band right up until high school with appropriately advancing teaching and playing.
Your son or daughter – if interested – will be ready to step right into a successful high school band program with a great head start.
Did we mention that since 2003, the Bishop Feehan High School Marching Band has won 7 state divisional championships?
Students enrolled in Junior Band will receive weekly half-hour lessons from September, 2018 through May, 2019.
The lessons will be held on Tuesday afternoons at 3:30 pm and are scheduled to begin on 9/18.
Cost: $495.00 (includes 28 weekly lessons & concert)
Students will need to supply (buy/rent) their own instruments. Bishop Feehan will have rentals available in September.
Please sign up with this interest form, and you will be contacted by program director, Joseph Taylor, with a confirmation.
Joseph Taylor
Director - Junior Band Program