Instrumental Music (Band)

INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC at Western Middle School consists of three performing ensembles, under the direction of Heidi Schlosser and assisted by Craig Heydenburg.

They include:

The 6th Grade Band
The 7th Grade Band
The 8th Grade Band

The Western Middle School Bands have gained a reputation for excellence. The bands perform three concerts per year at Western Middle School.
In addition to our concert season, both 7th and 8th Grade Bands participate in the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association sponsored festivals, including Band and Orchestra Festival, Solo and Ensemble Festival, and All Star weekend.

The 6th Grade Band meets in small group classes which are divided by instrument. Because of the smaller groups, the 6th Grade students are able to progress faster when learning the new concepts of reading music and performing. The Western Middle School 6th Grade Band performs three concerts per year.

The Western Middle School Band program has an enrollment of nearly 200 students in grades six through eight.