What makes up band music in the middle:
Caledonia Middle Schools' Bands are comprised of 6th, 7th and 8th grade bands from both Duncan Lake and Kraft Meadows middle schools, a 7th and 8th grade jazz band and a 6th, 7th and 8th grade steel band called Mini-Strike. See more.
The bands perform 3 indoor concerts per year, the 7th grade performs in the Memorial Day Parade and the 8th grade performs in a pre-game of a varsity football game. Both 8th grade bands perform in MSBOA District 10 Band Festival. The jazz band performs in the spring concert and also performs in the Thornapple Arts Council Jazz Festival. Mini-Strike performs a concert every spring.
Caledonia Bands use a web based program for finances, calendar, assessment and much more. Weekly playing quizzes are taken through Charms so that the director can individually assess the students to better help with student progress. Charms can be accessed by Internet at www.charmsoffice.com, or by their free smartphone/tablet app. Once you are on the website, select "parent/student log in", the school code is "caledoniaband" and the password is your student's lunch code.