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Band

In 6th grade band, the students will have the opportunity to perform on an instrument in a large group as well as perform individually. The band is under the direction of Mr. Andy Ballard and his email address is aballard@tiftschools.com.

Large Group Opportunities

  1. First Concerts – In December, the band will perform for parents and friends.  In March, the band will also participate in performing for the Pride Program.
  2. Georgia Music Educators’ Association District II Band Festival – Bands grades 6 – 12 from all over our district participate in this event.  Each band is evaluated on three pieces of music by three judges who score bands on specific musical objectives.  Each band is then judged on their sight-reading skills.
  3. Spring Concert – Every year each 6th Grade Band will perform a Spring Concert for their school as well as be a feature group during J. T. Reddick’s Honors Program in May.  There may be a time that the band will travel to one of the Assisted Living Residences to perform as a Community Service Project.

Small Group Opportunities

  1. Sixth Grade Honor Band –students may audition to represent J. T. Reddick School in the District Two Honor Band Clinic hosted by Georgia Music Educators’ Association.  Their audition includes performing a prepared section of the their band music, sightreading, and performing their major scales.  This event takes place in April.
  2. District II Solo Festival – There is not a limit on the number of participants for this group.  Each student is responsible for learning a solo and performing before a judge.  This event takes place in April.