Band/General Music

Mrs. Sarah James

General Music

Ms. Megan Bennett




The MPS band program provides students in grades 5-12 with the opportunity to receive instruction on woodwind, brass or percussion instruments.  The level 1 and level 2 band courses (grades 5-6) introduce the essential elements of playing a wind or percussion instrument.  The students who completes these courses will be able to demonstrate understanding of:


  • Rhythm/Meter
  • Pitch, Scales, Rudiments
  • Music Fundamentals
  • Dynamics 


The general music program provides an active learning process in which students explore music in a variety of ways.  General music classes provide students with numerous opportunities to perform, create and listen to music.  The goal of the Music Education Department is that each student will gain an understanding and appreciation of music.