November Bonner Band News

The students in the O. T. Bonner Middle School band program have been very busy with the Buddy Program and Eighth Grade Band Night. First, the band’s Buddy Program officially kicked off on October 26, 2010. Through this program, sixth grade band students are partnered with seventh and eighth grade band students to receive extra help every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon from 2:15-2:45. Any band student can be involved, and the students really enjoy the tutoring sessions and getting to know students from other grade levels. This program also gives the seventh and eighth grade band students the opportunity to grow as musicians as they teach the other band participants.

All eighth grade band students in Danville Public Schools participated in Eighth Grade Band Night by playing along with the high school marching band during the home football game on November 5th. The eighth graders also got front row seats to watch the band perform. During this extremely cold and fun evening, the eighth grade students got to experience a night in the life of a marching band member.