Heard School Band and Orchestra are offered as an elective for 5-8 grade students. In Band and orchestra classes, students will learn skills such as general playing skills, tone production, tuning, and ensemble. Students are given a letter grade. Students must pass band or orchestra with a “C” or better in order to make Honor Roll or Honorable Mention. Band and orchestra students have on-site and off-site opportunities such as school concerts, All-State, the District Festival, and performance field trips.