Rhythm Band is offered to first grade students who wish to begin in the band program. In Rhythm Band they learn the basics of note and rhythm reading by playing bells and other rhythmic instruments.
Pre -Band is offered to second grade students as group instruction once a week during the school day. Students learn to play the flutophone/recorder. After Pre-Band, students advance to beginner band and begin instruction on an actual band instrument.
Beginner band instruction begins in third grade. Each student receives a school instrument, a small group lesson during the school day, and large group instruction after school each day from 3:00-3:40.
Advanced band is offered to those students in grades 4 and 5 who have spent at least one year in the Beginner Band at Parker. Each student receives a school instrument, a small group lesson during the school day, and large group instruction after school each day. Advanced Band students participate in HISD All-City Band and HISD Elementary Solo and Ensemble competition.