One hundred and thirty-three sixth graders had their very first lesson on flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone or baritone mid-September. Twenty-five eighth grade students volunteered to be band mentors and helped Ms. Planer with the first lesson. They did an amazing job helping the sixth graders feel welcome and excited to join band.
This fall, the eighth grade band will perform in concert with the high school bands at 7:00 p.m. on November 26 in the Sauk Rapids-Rice High School Performing Arts Center. The sixth grade bands will perform in their first concert at 6:00 p.m. on December 12 in the Sauk Rapids-Rice Middle School Community Art Center.