Band allows students a chance to practice emotions, fine motor skills, discipline, rigor, and persistence. Band is a safe place where all students can develop discipline, teamwork and the love of making music together. Band is collaborative! It teaches patience, persistence, and responsibility.
BEGINNING BAND Open to all students who desire to learn to play a woodwind, brass, or percussion instrument. No previous playing experience is required. Students will receive instruction in the basics of music theory and performance on their chosen instrument.
CONCERT BAND Teacher recommendation required. Open to students who have successfully completed at least one year of beginning band. This group will develop more advanced techniques and perform symphonic literature.
SYMPHONIC BAND Teacher recommendation required. This is our advanced group that will focus on symphonic band literature. Students in this group have demonstrated, and are expected to maintain, a high level of competency on their instrument.
JAZZ BAND Teacher recommendation and participation in Symphonic Band required. Students in this group have demonstrated, and are expected to maintain, a high level of competency on their instrument. Students will focus on the jazz genre. This group will represent Palm Springs Middle School at many events.
DRUMLINE Teacher recommendation and participation in Concert Band or Symphonic Band required. This is an extra-curricular group that will meet after school. This group will represent Palm Springs Middle School at many events, including sporting events and parades.
The Dance Team is an elite group of dancers who strive to achieve high levels of dance. We offer three levels of dance to cater to your ability level. Dancers attend field trips, American Dance alliance competitions, school-related performances, and community events. Dance promotes school spirit, builds self-confidence, reduces stage fright, and improves academic success.