DMS Band

Beginning Band Information

  • Welcome to beginning band.  On this page you will find a lot of information about what it means to be in beginning band.  To the left there is a brochure, a postcard with QR codes to learn about different instruments, and a video showing and explaing what it means to be in band.  There are a few important things that you need to understand before choosing Band as your elective.

    1. You do not need any music experience to be in band.  We start at the very beginning.  No matter who you are we, together, will get you playing and enjoying band.
    2. Band is a year long elective, you can change your elective for 7th grade, but choosing band is a commitment at least for the year.
    3. The school only provides the following instruments: Tuba, Baritone, French Horn.  All other instruments are provided by you.
    4. Normally we have instrument interviews to allow students to find the instrument that is the right fit, with the changes we are all facing, we will be doing this when school starts next year.  What this means is do not buy an instrument yet.  We will find you something that you want to play and are successful on next school year.

    Although we do a lot of work, we have a lot of fun.  If you are the kind of person who finds fun and satisfaction in accomplishing goals, and hardwork this is the class for you.  Although we work really hard, we are one of the most successful band programs in Southern California, and we have some amazing trips .  If you have any questions, or concerns please feel free to contact me.


    Mr. Briskey

  • Instrument Interview Sign Up Times


    Please select the day that you want to come and try all the different instruments.  Click on the links below, and complete the online form.

    Tuesday, 5/24

    Thursday, 5/26

  • Eddie Briskey

    Band and Orchestra Director James L Day Middle School

    951-699-8138 x 1601