Music Notes


Greetings 4th & 5th Grade Parents,
My name is Mrs. Morrison and I am the band and orchestra teacher at Homestead Wakefield.  Students in 4th and 5th grade are presented with the opportunity to participate in the band or orchestra program by playing an instrument.  Students may BOTH play an instrument and participate in chorus at the elementary level.  I highly recommend 4th grade students especially participate in both so they can have the performance experience and determine what they really enjoy.  

Thank you,
Mrs. Morrison

Items Students Need:

  • Instrument
  • 3-ring Binder 1″
  • Method Book: Strings: Essential Elements OR Woodwind & Brass instruments: Sound Innovations Book 1 OR Percussion: Alfred Drum Method Book 1 & A Fresh Approach to Mallet Percussion by Mark Wessels
  • 4th Grade Clarinet & Saxophones need 5 #2 reeds and a box of size 2 ½ reeds
  • 5th Grade Clarinet & Saxophones need size 2 ½ or size 3 reeds (size 3 by January)


Information for Parents – Band and Orchestra


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HCPS Band Together – 

Harford County Public Schools offer instruction in instrumental music to all interested students in grades 4 through 12.
Lessons are given for all string, woodwind, brass and percussion instruments, and there are numerous opportunities for
performance in various school ensembles.

Unfortunately, there are many interested students whose parents cannot afford to buy or rent an instrument, and there
simply aren’t enough school-owned instruments available for loan. That is where Band Together comes in.

If you have a violin, viola, cello, string bass, (any size), flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, cornet, French horn,
trombone, baritone, tuba, or snare drum, that you would like to donate to this cause, please contact Robert Powers at
410-638-3920 or The condition or age of the instrument does not matter.

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