Middle School South Concert Bands
Anchor Bay Middle School South currently has two band classes. The 6th grade band is for both beginners and students who performed in 5th grade bands. The 6th grade band will continue to work on the basic fundamentals of performing individual instruments as well as in a full ensemble. At the 6th grade level, new instruments will become available for certain students. New instruments include the oboe, bass clarinet, tenor and bari saxophone, french horn, baritone and tuba.
The 7th & 8th grade band is an intermediate and advanced middle school ensemble. Instruction will be differentiated between age and skill level as much as possible. In addition to the typical Holiday and Spring concerts, the 7th & 8th grade band performs at the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association Band & Orchestra Festival each March. 7th & 8th grade students will also have opportunities to participate in chamber ensemble competition and jazz band if they choose.