St. Thomas More Band Program, 2024 - 2025


                                 JOIN THE STM BAND 


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     Hello, my name is Barry Ward, and I am the band director at your school. Band at St. Thomas More starts in 4th grade and goes through the 8th grade. The beginner band is mostly made up of first year students, whereas the award-winning advanced band takes students mostly from 5th - 8th grade who have a little more experience. 

     The link below explains most everything about starting an instrument for the first time. It includes a number of sections in order to help you at home, and there will be a registration meeting for all STM students in September of 2024.  The sections included in the link are: 1. a message from Mr. Barry Ward, 2. selecting an instrument, 3. videos from involved parents and students, plus a link to Music and Arts (Rental) Stores. 

    Take a look at the video's that are included in this email, and this is particularly important if you or your student are only mildly interested in the program.  Playing an instrument certainly can add a lot to a student's day and certainly an interesting educational elective that can carry a student through high school. The St. Thomas More Band Program has a long rich history of teaching students to play and perform, Mr. Ward, the director, has actually been at St. Thomas More for 48 years.  All lessons are at school and during school hours, students are placed in similar group lesson throughout the school day.  A band is formed for during the school year for performances at school or for other venues. Be sure to consider joining our school BAND and selecting an instrument for next year!


St. Thomas More Band Dates and Concerts, 2024 - 2025


Start of Band,

Monday, September   9th - Demonstrations for 4th and 5th Grades, gym 

Monday, September  16th- Band Parent Registration Meeting and Rental, 

Monday, September  21st - First Day of Band Lessons - gym


Thank you for reading this important information, and I hope to meet you and your student this coming year at St. Thomas More School, starting the fall or 2024.



Barry Ward,  band director