Cadet Band provides an opportunity for any student to successfully learn a WIND instrument for the first time in order to participate in the Wind Symphony. Students may come in and try instruments out before the start of the course. Once an instrument is decided upon, the student should then lease-buy an instrument from Paige’s Music. Students must have a suitable instrument and all necessary supplies before the start of the course. Students will be expected to develop correct instrumental and music reading skills rapidly by committing to an hour practice time daily. The course includes instrument optimization and care; introduction to and guided practice on Smart Music; developing the individual music profile; theory, individualized instruction, and learning to play as an ensemble musician.