Open to Atoka High School and McCall Middle School students in grades 6-9 by audition or director placement. Students will learn the basics of music reading/notation, tone production, embouchure, use of air, listening skills, articulation, phrasing, playing position/posture, and improvisation. Students who successfully complete the requirements of this course will be able to perform novice literature on their instruments. Students who participate in this class will perform as in concerts, community events, and contests. Remedial students as well as students who desire to learn a second instrument may retake beginner band.