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5th Grade Band

Band Program Info

5th Grade Band


Welcome to the new school year! 

We are excited to share that the elementary band program will continue thanks to the generous, continuous support of the Redondo Beach Educational Foundation (RBEF). Ms. Zoetewey and Mr. Buchen are our 5th grade band teachers. Mr. Buchen and Ms. Zoetewey are a traveling team, visiting school sites together and providing high quality instrumental music instruction to our 5th grade students. This partnership, allows them to focus on specific instruments in smaller groups, giving students more focused attention and instruction. We have band on Monday afternoons and on Thursday mornings.



Current Assignment:
All instruments use page 2-3 and/or the YouTube links for reference on assembly, hand position, and making a sound.  Go on to page 16 (or beyond) if you feel ready!  Make sure that you have the names of the notes and fingerings memorized. Look in the green box on page 6, 8, 10, and 11. Write in #6, 21, 28, 31, and 41.  Practice "Private Lesson" #35.  Circle and practice the concert songs: #11, 22, 27, 34, 39, 47, 50, 52, 59, 65, 116, 134.
Flute: Practice with correct hand position fingers close to the keys.  Practice Page 16 .
Clarinet: Always have more than one reed.  Practice Page 16.
Sax: Always have more than one reed and always use your neck strap.  Practice Page 16.
Brass: Practice Page 16.  Trumpet, tight embouchure for "Bb".
Jefferson Band Extra Practice time:
Thursday right after band during recess.
Optional Certificate Incentive Program:
Printable Information:
Monday 1:15-1:45 and 1:50-2:20
Thursday 9:40-10:25
Eric Buchen

Yvonne Zoetewey
Beginning of the Year Links:

Helpful YouTube link for beginning flute:

YouTube Flute


Beginning clarinet:

YouTube Clarinet


Beginning saxophone:

YouTube Saxophone


Beginning trumpet:

YouTube Trumpet


Beginning trombone:

YouTube Trombone

Join us for our "Coffee Concert" Monday Feb. 25, 2019 1:50-2:20 PM in the cafeteria