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Instrumental Music

North Dakota High School Activities Association

NDHSAA Music (link)

Elementary Band

Band classes will start in summer band camp which will be held from August 4-14, 2014 at Horizon Middle School, located at 500 Ash Coulee Drive. This summer band camp is for students finishing their 5th grade year and who are going to be in band in the 6th grade. There is no charge for the camp.

It is our hope that all band students will start their band experience in the two-week summer camp session. There are two ways to register. One is to fill out the registration form provided and give it to your schools' office. The other is to contact the Bismarck Public Schools Fine Arts Department at 323-4082 by June 30, 2014.

Students must do one of the two things in order to begin band in the fall. The first option is to attend summer band camp. If students are not able to attend the summer camp they may take private lessons during the summer. It is recommended that at least 6 lessons be taken during the summer months from the private teacher. Private lessons or summer camp provide many hours of instruction. If students are unable to attend Camp or take Private lessons, please contact the Band Director at your school.

After completing summer band camp or private lessons, students will be prepared to take the regular band class at their school offered 5 times a week during their 6th grade year.

More information regarding 6th grade band and the process of joining are included in the attached downloadable 6th Grade Band Handbook.

Band Handbook (pdf document)
File Size: 418.02 kb

Private Lessons are provided by the following teachers:

Private Lesson  (pdf document)
File Size: 39.21 kb

List of Teachers offering private band or orchestra lessons.

Secondary Band & Orchestra

Students interested in joining their high school band or orchestra must have previous experience and may have to audition. See individual building course offerings for more information:

Music Departments

BHS Band (link)

CHS Band (link)

CHS Orchestra (link)

Music Directors Contact Information

Century Faculty
Phone: 701-323-4900
Mary Pat Archuleta
Chris Dasovick
Jeremy Overbeck
Abby Walker
Mark Herold

Bismarck High Faculty
Phone: 701-323-4800
Jon Baumann
Chris Dasovick
Abby Walker
Mike Seil
Matthew Salzer

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