Summer band concert with JH and Taisha ELEMs - 5
Originally uploaded by Jason In Japan.
Here is a shot of the 7th grade band, with one of my JTEs, Moriyama sensei, at the helm.
It's a smaller unit than the main band composed of the 8th and 9th graders, but good practice before they "step up" to the main school band in their 8th grade year.
Unlike in American schools, our school bands don't march or play at school sporting events, altho they do occasionally play at school assemblies. And the bands are strictly Brass Bands - no string instruments like violins, so not an orchestra.