How to join the Commerce Middle School Band

Every year fifth graders in CISD have the opportunity to choose what electives they will take in sixth grade. If you want to take band it is as simple as selecting band as one of those electives. Towards the end of the school year those students that have chosen band as an elective will have the opportunity to attend the CMS Band Instrument Night. This event is an opportunity for students, with their parents and guardian, to work with a band director to find the best instrument. Students are able to try all nine instruments that are offered for the beginning band.  The CMS band has beginners start on Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, or Percussion.

Things that will help students with their instrument choice:


  • listen to what the instruments sound like, and get an idea of what you want to play!
  • Click Here for a great place to listen to the different instruments!
  • Look at what instrument you will be able to purchase or rent. Commerce ISD always rents out french horns, trombones, euphoniums, and tubas to students for a yearly fee. There is a limited number of other instruments available for students to rent through the school for students that demonstrate need.