5th Grade

Band Recruitment: Welcome to the Cougar Band Family! 

Welcome, 5th grade parents and students!  This page is for you to have access to resources, videos, and information regarding the band program at China Spring and playing music in general.

Flute.................0:17
Oboe.................1:28
Clarinet............3:22
Saxophone.......5:30
Bassoon...........6:57
Trumpet...........8:26
French Horn....10:12
Trombone.......12:47
Euphonium......15:16
Tuba................17:07
Percussion.....18:43

Finale.............20:33

Skip to the corresponding times in the video shown on the right to see each type of instrument demonstrated.

Instrument Testing

Suggested Instrument Retailers

Tarpley Music Co.

1300 Lake Air Dr #1

Waco, TX 76710

(254) 235-1127

Ellis County Music Center

1568 N Hwy 77 Suite 102

Waxahachie, TX 75165

(972) 937-5300

Music & Arts

2808 W Loop 340 Suite H14

Waco, TX 76711

(254) 662-9150

Freedom Music Services

924 FM-1637

Valley Mills, TX 76689

(254) 932-5753

Online ONLY Retailers

Band Director Info

Marc Nichelson

Director of Bands

Oboe Bassoon & Saxophone

jnichelson@chinaspringisd.net

Rachel Berg

Head Band Director, MS

Clarinet & Flute

rberg@chinaspringisd.net

Tami Bott

Assistant Director, HS

Percussion & Trombone

tbott@chinaspringisd.net

Joshua Ready

Assistant Director, HS

Trumpet & F Horn

jready@chinaspringisd.net

Ian Mitchell

Assistant Director, MS

 Euphonium & Tuba

imitchell@chinaspringisd.net