Students in grades 5 and 6 have the opportunity to participate in the Dranseville Elementary School band program. Weekly instrumental instruction takes place during the school day and is offered free of charge. Group lessons are offered in homogeneous classes( like instrument classes) for beginners and heterogeneous classes (mixed instruments) for second year players. All classes are 45 minutes in length. Students will perform in two concerts, winter (advanced only) and spring (all band members). Dranesville band members are also encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities such as band solo and ensemble festival (April) and the Herndon Area Band (second year students by invitation only).