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Band is for students in grade 4 and 5.  Band instruments include: Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone and Percussion (drums and xylophone).  Registration for the band program starts at the beginning of the school year and runs to Sept 15th.   The band performs in many concerts during the school year for the public and for the students at school.  Families must provide an instrument for their child to participate. 

Advanced Band and Orchestra Winter Concert

Winter Advanced Concert Letter

All students in the Advanced Band and Orchestra will have a concert on Dec 14th at 7:00 pm in the Highs School Auditorium.  Students in the Advanced Band and Orchestra are typically in their second year of playing their instrument.  Please read the the concert letter for more information.  

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Teacher Contact Information

Mrs. Jodie Burd has been teaching instrumental music in the Penn Hills School District for the last 22 years.  She is a graduate on Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a bachelors of Science in music education.  

Contact Mrs. Burd with any questions or concerns:

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