Band Information

  • Hello and welcome to Miss Ohnikian's Band Family!  I am so very excited to be going on this instrumental journey with you and your child!  Please read below for some pertinent information about the Band Program.  This is a work in progress so please be sure to check back for updates. 

    The Beginning Band Program:  

     Beginning lessons will commence on Wednesday, September 14th.  A copy of the schedule will be posted outside of my room - Room 110.  Also, the classroom teachers will post a copy of the schedule in their room. Additionally, your child will take home their own copy of the schedule by their fourth lesson.

    If you forgot to rent an instrument, please do so immediately.  If you purchased one over the summer, you child does NOT need to bring it to his/her first lesson.  

    All Beginning Band students need to purchase the Accent on Achievement Book 1.  Percussionists, please e-mail me at school for the special information about your books.  Three pencils and a folder should be brought to each lesson.  

    The Beginning Band commences in January.  We need time develop breath support and lip muscles.  Your child's first Band Concert will be on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 6:00PM.  Children are encouraged to wear a white top and navy blue or black bottoms. 

    Please feel free to e-mail me at johnikian@acsdny.org. I am here to help you in any way I can.  

    The Advanced Band Program:

    Advanced Lessons start on September 19, 2016.  Students received a copy of their schedule at their frist Advanced Band Rehearsal.  Additional lesson schedules will be available to your child at their first lesson.  A copy of the schedule can be found outside of my Room 110 and also in your child's classroom.

    Advanced Band meets every Tuesay from 2:20-3:00PM and on Thursdays from 10:45-11:25AM.  Students need to bring in their instrument on their lesson day and on Tuedays and Thursdays!

    For my Advanced Band Members - I would like them to ease back into praciticing 30 minutes 6/7 days.  The more your child practices the more your chld will improve.

    The Advanced Band will perform as follows:

    Grade 5 Winter Concert: Monday, December 12, 2016   6:00PM     (Snow Date:  Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 6:00PM

    Grade 5 Spring Concert:  Wednesday, May 10, 2017 6:00PM

    Children are encouraged to wear a white top and a navy blue or black bottom. 

    Please feel free to e-mail at johnikian@acsdny.org  I am here to help you any way I can!

    Thank you for reading my profile!  Please check back monthly for updated information!