Ruth Fox Band

Welcome to Band

General Information


At the Ruth Fox, there are two bands available for students to join: 5th Grade Band (Beginning Band) and 6th Grade Band. 5th Grade Band is split into two groups: woodwind and brass/percussion. The woodwinds meet with Mrs. Ehardt, and the brass/percussion with Mr. Ehardt. The two groups combine as one for rehearsals prior to concerts. 6th Grade Band meets as one group taught by Mr. Ehardt. Concerts for both bands include a winter concert, spring concert, Music/Art/Talent Festival Concert, and various concerts through the year for the student body. The winter concert is located in the North Branch Ruth Fox Gymnasium and spring concert is located in the North Branch High School Gymnasium.



Students enrolled in band at the Ruth Fox do receive a grade each trimester. 60% of the grade is participation and 40% of the grade is practice records, tests, concert attendance, and any assignments. For each day an assignment is late, 10 points are deducted from the total score.

Contact Information


Mrs. Ehardt can be reached at her Ruth Fox Band office at 688-3284, ext. 2338. Mr. Ehardt can be reached at his High School Band office at 688-7251.

About the Directors...

Mrs. Ehardt's class schedule includes 1/2 of 5th Grade Band, 4th Grade General Music, several sections of 3rd Grade General Music and a few Elementary Health classes.

Mrs. Ehardt earned her degree in Music Education and Clarinet Performance from Western Michigan University in 2002. She finished her Masters Degree in Music Education from VanderCook College of Music in Chicago, Illinois and graduated with high honors July 25th, 2009.

Mr. Ehardt's class schedule includes 6th Grade Band, 1/2 of 5th Grade Band, 7th & 8th Grade Band, 7th/8th Grade PE, and High School Band.

Mr. Ehardt earned his degree in Music Education from Central Michigan University in 1985. He has done Masters work in Secondary Administration at Central Michigan University and Russian Liturgical Music at Holy Trinity Seminary in Jordanville, New York.