This year-long ensemble class expands upon and develops the skills acquired in fifth grade. Students begin studies in tone development, technical facility, rhythm and musicality. These skills allow the band to begin studying meaningful and age-appropriate band repertoire. At the conclusion of the course, students are capable of playing major scales through four sharps and flats, have at least an octave-and-one-half register, have confidence in performing in a wide variety of meters and rhythmic schemes, and have the technical proficiency to join the advanced band. The fifth and sixth grade band performs at the Winter Concert and Spring Concert. In addition, sixth grade students have opportunities to perform with the advanced band based on their audition and ability.