The Band Program at Lee Eaton Elementary School has a strong tradition of introducing young musicians to the fundamentals of performance in instrumental music. Currently, band is offered at Lee Eaton beginning in 6th Grade as a graded elective course for credit. Students rehearse on a daily basis at the beginning of the school day, usually in like-instrument settings. This year the ensemble will perform at two concerts and several in-school functions and be directed by Eric Vasquez with assistance by Mary Schrembeck and Tom Weaver.
Band is made up of students just like yours. Most of them have never played an instrument before or have no experience with music. Band is one of the most empowering experiences you can offer your child, as it requires self-discipline, social cooperation, and creativity in aiding a student to express him or herself non-verbally. Successful performance in the band requires good citizenship, critical thinking, hard work, and will nurture your child’s communication, social, and cooperative abilities. Band is the largest student activity in the Nordonia Hills community, and creates friendships that last far beyond graduation. We look forward to seeing those friendships blossom and welcoming you into the band family!