Music Choices When Planning for 5th Grade

Last Updated: 4/22/2021 6:10 PM


When planning for 5th grade, children and their families choose among band, choir and orchestra options:


BAND: The band instruments taught in fourth grade are flute, clarinet, trumpet and trombone. In fifth grade, we add alto sax, french horn, oboe and percussion. If your child is interested in pursuing one of these new instruments, please email Band Director Paul Vickous.

For the 2021-2022 school year, percussionist openings are available for four students. If interested, please email Mr. Vickous for an audition date. 


CHOIR: If your child is interested in singing, please choose the vocal ensemble class. Students learn how to sing confidently and are divided into two sections, Part I and Part II, with each student learning melody and harmonies to the choral music we sing.  


STRINGS: Fifth grade stringed instrument options remain the same as in fourth grade: violin, viola, cello and bass. Due to their size, school-owned cello and bass instruments are available to use in the middle school classroom, so students may keep their cello or bass at home for practice. 


Click here to see more information about fifth grade music:

Music Choices Video


Due to the complexity of the Wyoming middle school schedule, your child’s 5th grade music choice will stay with them for the school year. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to one of the music instructors listed below. We are very excited about working with your child!

Thank you,

Laura Coomer - Strings:

Lynn Denney - Strings:

Kelly James - Choir:

Paul Vickous - Band:


For the 2021-2022 school year: Please print, complete, and return this form to your child's homeroom teacher by Thursday, April 29. Paper copies are also available at the Wyoming Middle School front office.