The class is overall easy because it's middle school band, but students have to go to lessons instead of other classes, which takes away their time from learning. I would recommend doing general music unless you actually like playing your instruments because this class was just plain annoying.
Mostly reading books, mostly grammar practice but around November the research project starts with Hollis’ class. I am class of 24’ so I’m not sure if it is different at the readers current time period but there is a research project and I would say just follow every single thing she says about note-taking and go by every thing she says. The minimum amt of pages is usually 5 or something around that but that is not a lot when you start writing. As for the teacher, she is nice and good as long as you be a good student.