Welcome to Waunakee Community School District Bands!We are located just north of Madison, Wisconsin, and we carry a strong tradition of academic excellence and significant community support for our schools. Our bands play a considerable role in developing well-rounded musicians. The opportunity to participate in our bands help our students be part of a team, think critically, and ensure success past high school - regardless of career path choice.
Curricular course offerings include both concert and jazz bands, and additional elective courses. You will find the Waunakee Band at various sporting events throughout the year, and we are also an active member in the Wisconsin Music Association with participation in Solo/Ensemble.
All students take 5th Grade General Music as a continuation of their study of elementary music.5th Grade
The curriculum features all of the state standards, as well as vocal and instrumental instruction. Singing, keyboard instruction and composition are highlighted during this year. Students showcase their talent in a mid-winter music program/variety show. Audiences are in for quite a show varying from singing, instrumental soloists, dance, and possibly even a martial arts exhibition. Students in 5th grade may also choose to start an orchestra instrument.
6th grade General Music serves students not enrolled in band, orchestra, or chorus. 6th Grade
The class is a springboard for studying music at the middle/high school level. In addition to enriching the foundation set in previous grades, an emphasis on modern music is woven in throughout the curriculum where they learn about American music genres. Another unit focuses on African drumming. Students even get a chance to play ukulele!