Next year, all the Sinaloa music students and Mr. Eckl invite you to join our exciting music
program. Read the rest of this page to learn about all of the exciting classes you can take next
year. Music is a great way to make new friends at a new school.
Over half the 6th graders at Sinaloa join music every year!
6th Grade Band!
At Sinaloa we call 6th grade band, CONCERT BAND. We have class 5 days a week and play lots of
different pieces that are challenging and fun. In Concert Band you can play flute, clarinet, alto
saxophone, tenor saxophone, trumpet, trombone, baritone, euphonium or electric bass. Some students
will also be chosen to be drummers! If you didn’t play in band in 5th grade, you can still join band
in 6th. It's good to wait until after the first day of school before renting an instrument so that you
can find out more information about different instruments. IF YOUR FAMILY CAN'T AFFORD AN
INSTRUMENT, DON'T WORRY, THE MUSIC DEPARTMENT WILL PROVIDE ONE!
6th Grade Choir!
6th Grade CHOIR is a fun and exciting class that we have 5 days a week. You’ll learn how to sing lots of
different kinds of pieces like jazz, pop, R&B, gospel, classical, folk and rap. If you’re not a very good
singer, Mr. Eckl will help teach you how to sing better. If you’re already a good singer, there will be
lots of chances for solos and extra challenging parts. Piano players can also join choir and play piano. If
you didn't sing in choir in 5th grade you can still be in 6th grade choir.
JAZZ CLUB is a special class that meets Wednesday mornings before school and you learn how to
play jazz music, which is fun and fast with drum-sets, electric basses and pianos. Anyone who is in
Concert Band or Choir can join jazz club, but you have to take Choir or Concert Band during the
school day also. If you take jazz club as a 6th grader it will help you get into Jazz Band, Dixie Band or
Jazz Combo when you are a 7th grader. You have to be in regular band to be in Jazz Club.
SHOW CHOIR happens 1 day a week after school and anyone who is in 6th grade Choir or Concert
Band can join. In show choir you learn how to sing a song and put a dance routine with it. If you like to
dance and sing, then this is the class for you! You have to be in regular band or regular choir to be
in Show Choir.
Every year Sinaloa Music puts on a big MUSICAL. A musical is a play with singing and dancing.
Anyone who is in 6th grade Choir or Concert Band can join. There are big lead rolls and small parts
also. If you want to be part of the musical but don’t want to be on stage, you can be part of stage crew
and run the stage lights or the sound effects. Musical rehearsals happen after school. You have to be
in regular band or regular choir to be in the Musical.
In 6th grade you can also be in our 6th grade ROCK BAND classes that meet at lunch and after school.
In the rock bands you can play electric guitar, bass, keyboards, drums or sing. Anyone who is in
Concert Band or Choir can be in a rock band, but you have to take Choir or Concert Band during
the school day also.
If you like music as a 6th grader you can keep doing it as a 7th and 8th grader. We have a 7th
grade band, an 8th grade band, a 7th and 8th grade choir, a rock band, a jazz band, a jazz
choir, a Dixieland Band, a mariachi band, an a cappella choir, and a percussion ensemble.
Click on the purple links on the left to learn more about those groups.
In music we also go on lots of field trips.
8th grade band and choir go to Disneyland!
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