Amy Bejm Syversen, the director of bands at Dayton Oaks Elementary and West Friendship Elementary schools, is looking for fourth and fifth graders to join the bands at both schools. Joining the band is as easy as filling out the online band form at www.amybejm.com before Sept. 15. Instruments available to play are flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, French horn, euphonium, tuba and percussion. Syversen tells her students, "I could not read music when I started playing the trumpet in sixth grade, and you do not need to know anything special about music to join our band. I will teach you everything, even how to open your case!" Learning to play an instrument can lead to wonderful times and lifelong friends through the local band programs.