The Saranac 6th Grade Band is our beginning ensemble at Saranac Community Schools.  It consists  of any 6th  grade student that wishes to pursue the art of music through the playing of a woodwind, brass, or percussion instrument.  6th grade band is designed to give students a chance to explore their interests in music.  Fundamental techniques are taught as well as characteristics of musicianship.  These techniques ultimately lead students to greater independence on their instruments.  It is also designed to prepare students for musical study at the junior high level.  Students will receive instruction in fundamental music principles, performance and practice techniques, and individual playing skills.  Instruction for all music ensembles at Saranac Community Schools will be accomplished by exposing students to a variety of music literature through small and large ensemble playing.