The Forest Park Band program is open to 4th-8th grade students at Grant-White Elementary, Field-Stevenson Elementary and Forest Park Middle School. The program consists of a beginning band, 6th grade band, 7th grade band, 8th grade band and a middle school jazz band. The band program is focused on providing well-rounded musical knowledge for students by building a solid foundation of instrumental techniques and performance practice. In addition, the band program provides an opportunity for students to work both individually and collaboratively, explore leadership opportunities and develop an understanding of practice and preparation. The tools learned in band will help students develop character and citizenship by assisting each child to attain their own personal best.