The Vivian Field Middle School Band is a Texas UIL CCC band averaging around 250 students in grades 6-8 in the Carrollton – Farmers Branch School District. Approximately 100 students start band in the sixth grade in homogeneous classes – flute, double reed, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, horn, trombone, euphonium/tuba and percussion. Our seventh and eighth grade students are placed in one of three performing groups –Symphonic Band, Concert Band and Cadet Band. All classes meet every day for 50 minutes. Students in the Symphonic Band and Concert Band also attend 40-minute sectional rehearsal outside of the regular school day each week the entire year. Private lessons are encouraged but not required and are available during the school day.