Calling all FUTURE GATORS! We want YOU to join our GatorBand!

We’re so excited about our upcoming Instrument Selection Day on Saturday, January 27th! All incoming Griffin Gators are invited to schedule an appointment to join us on this day to try all of the band instruments!  We encourage all students to come and give it a shot!  6th grade is the absolute best time to take a beginning instrument class.  All other electives can be added in the 7th and 8th grade when students get an additional elective.  But 95% of our beginning instrument students are 6th graders.

The GatorBand is the largest organization on campus at Griffin Middle School.  Incoming 6th graders meet in like-instrument classes for the first year, which allows us to get a fun and fast start to playing your instrument!  The Beginning Band plays two concerts during the school year (December and May) and attends one off-campus contest away from school.  Additionally, 6th graders are included in several band social events throughout the year!  This year we’ve been to Studio Movie Grill and had a holiday party, and we’ll be going to Pin Stack and one other yet-undecided event later this spring!

There is no prior musical experience necessary to be a part of our band program!  CLICK HERE to sign up for an Instrument Selection Day appointment.  If you have questions, please email Mrs. Cansler at  We look forward to meeting you!