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JOIN THE BAND!

MAKE FRIENDS • CREATE MUSIC • BE AWESOME


 

WELCOME TO THE VIKNG BAND!

We are so glad that you are interested in become a member of the Richardson North Junior High Viking Band! If you have questions about what band will be like in 6th grade or want to know more about the instruments that band offers, you've come to the right place! Here you will discover all 11 instruments we offer and understand the step-by-step process you will take to becoming a part of the most awesome 6th grade elective and largest organization at North JH!

 

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Discover the Instruments

By following the link below, you will be able to hear, see, and understand all 11 instruments we offer in great detail. You will notice that some instruments have some special requirements while others do not! If you want to learn more about the instruments that make up the band, click below!

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Experience the Music

Wind Bands has been around for over 200+ years and we continue on the tradition at North JH by fostering a love of music and passion for team work. Band is more than just instrument and music. It is a form of communication and a family of musicians, working together to create something magical!

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Steps To Join Band

The directors of the Viking Band try very hard to make the process of joining band as simple as possible. By clicking below you will discover the few easy steps to finally become a member of the Viking Band. We want all students who have a passion for music and hard work to join us in our quest of being awesome!


 
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Frequently Asked Questions


WHEN CAN I JOIN THE VIKING BAND?

In Richardson ISD, all 5th grade students have the option of choosing between Band OR Orchestra as an elective in 6th grade. In April and May of your 5th grade year, all 5th graders are invited to North JH for a concert and demonstration of both Band and Orchestra. After this concert, you will be invited to the Band Petting Zoo to find out which instrument is BEST for YOU!

WHO CAN JOIN THE VIKING BAND?

Any 5th grade student at CCE, NRE, GHE, MOH, or PCE who wants to work hard, make new friends, create music, and be awesome can become a member of the Viking Band. It is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience that our students can participate in and we simply want everyone who wants to be a part of the band to join the family and experience making music together!

WHAT INSTRUMENTS ARE A PART OF THE BAND?

In the Viking Band we offer all 11 instruments of the traditional band instrumentation. They are: Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, and Percussion. There are a LOT of choices, so to help you understand more about the instruments scroll down to check them out!

DOES BAND TAKE UP A LOT OF TIME?

NO! Band is a class period during your 6th grade year. Band occurs during the school day for 45 minutes and is taught by either a Junior High or High School band director. This will be your first taste of Junior High and you will LOVE it! We have 2 concerts per year and only a few rehearsals that take place after school. However, we will always work with your schedules!