About the ICS Band Program
The Immaculate Conception School Band program consists of 6 different bands ranging from 4th grade through 8th grade. Students begin learning their instruments at the beginning of 4th grade and continue their musical advancement through the upper-elementary and middle school levels. Members of the band program have a weekly pull-out instrumental lesson in a small group setting. These lessons, located in the ICS band room, operate on a rotating schedule in order to avoid missing the same class consecutively. Concert band and jazz band rehearsals are held once a week on the gymnasium stage.
7th and 8th Grade Wind Ensemble:
7th grade only - Fridays
8th grade only - Tuesdays (lessons) and Thursdays (full band)
Full 7th and 8th grade band - Wednesday 1/2 days after school.
The 7th and 8th grade wind ensemble is our highest level ensemble. They perform in the Christmas and Spring Concerts and compete in the Music in the Parks band competition in May. This ensemble marches in the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade.
6th Grade Concert Band:
Monday lessons and full band
The 6th Grade Band performs at the Christmas and Spring Concerts. This ensemble marches in the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade.
5th Grade Concert Band:
Wednesday lessons and full band
The 5th Grade Band performs at the Christmas and Spring Concerts.
4th Grade Concert Band:
Thursday lessons and full band
- The 4th Grade Band performs at the Christmas and Spring Concerts.
6th - 8th Grade Jazz Band:
Fridays before school 7:20 - 7:50 in the gym
The 7th & 8th Grade Jazz Band performs at the Christmas and Spring Concerts as well as the Halloween Parade and the ICS Open House.