How to Join the Apollo Band Family:
If you are a current 5th grade student, we are so glad that you are interested in joining the Apollo Band program! Here you can find information about the band, learn about which instruments you can play, and find out how to sign up to be in the band in 6th grade. We hope you join us as part of one of the largest and most successful organizations at Apollo and in Richardson!
Follow the two easy steps below to sign up for band!
Step 1: Watch our Apollo Band video (click on "Watch on YouTube").
Step 2: Sign up here for an "instrument fitting" time. This is when the students can try out the band instruments and see which one will be the perfect fit!
(Optional: Click on the pictures to explore the different band instruments below! Which ones are YOU going to try out?)
Frequently Asked Questions
Who can be in band?
Anyone! All 6th graders are welcome to join the Apollo Band family!
Do I need musical experience?
No! We will teach you everything you need to know to play your instrument in your band class. Any previous musical experience is a bonus, but not required.
Can I be in band and other activities?
Yes! Apollo Band members are also involved in every other activity and course offered at Apollo. Our band students are also leaders in their academic classes, fantastic singers, star athletics, talented artists, spirited cheerleaders...the list goes on and on!
Who will be in the band?
Many of your friends and fellow classmates will join you in what will be some of the most fun times of your school experience. Typically, the band is the largest single organization at our school. Many of our students are the among the most successful students at Apollo.
What fun things will we do in band?
The best part is learning to play an instrument and making music with your friends! In a typical year, junior high band students will also get to perform in concerts and contests, participate in fun social events, and go on band trips to Main Event, Six Flags and/or Hurricane Harbor.