General Info

Returning Students

All returning students should have received information about band camp and class enrollment during the end of Spring Quarter.  Please double check your schedule to see that band was properly input into your schedule. If you have not received this information contact Mr. Beck immediately.

IB students that are Juniors will enroll and IB Music 5th period with Mr. Beck and will participate in Wind Ensemble as well as covering the IB curriculum during a separate time.  Then Senior year these IB students will have 5th period open to take regular Wind Ensemble (still eligible as full diploma candidates).

Incoming Students

Band Orientation

  • Tuesday June 13th from 4:00-6:00 pm
    • 4:00-5:00 students meet their section leaders, facilities tour, instrument checkout, locker checkout
    • 5:00-5:30 parent meeting with Mr. Beck and booster organization
      • Schedule
      • Booster Introduction
      • Fundraisers
      • Q&A

YSD Freshmen (Discover, LC, Franklin, Wilson, Washington)

You should receive a packet from Mr. Beck during band class during April/May.  Ask your director for more details.  If you did not receive this information for whatever reason, contact Mr. Beck immediately.  Also double check to ensure that you are enrolled in the 2nd period Concert Band (woodwinds/brass) and that percussionists are enrolled in 1st period Band (a.k.a. Percussion Ensemble).

Transferring Freshmen/Students

Contact Mr. Beck immediately to receive vital information (beck.brian@yakimaschools.org).  Also all incoming students will enroll in 2nd period Concert Band (woodwinds/brass) and that percussionists are enrolled in 1st period Band (a.k.a. Percussion Ensemble).  5th period Wind Ensemble is available on an audition basis only!