Terrific opportunity for our Franklin 5th graders!

Our students have been invited to join the Jefferson Elementary after school band program. Classes will begin Monday, January 6th after the winter break at Jefferson Elementary.


Class schedule:

  • M, W, Th – All band rehearsal 2:30-3:15pm
  • M – Percussion section 3:30-4:00pm
  • W – Woodwind section 3:30-4:00pm
  • Th – Brass section 3:30-4:00pm

Classes will be taught by Sydney Harms, a second year Musical Education student at OSU. Her email:


Students are welcome to ride the district school bus to Jefferson school. Due to schedules, students will arrive a few minutes after band class has started and are expected to quietly take their seats. Parents/guardians are also welcome to drive their student to Jefferson.

Musical instruments:  

Students will need to provide their own instrument. Windsmith in Philomath is an excellent resource and they can help your child choose the instrument that is right for them. Flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone are all excellent choices. If you have more questions pertaining to instruments, please contact Sydney Harms directly.

If you are interested in band or have any questions, please reply to