Fourth grade students and parents,
The instrumental music department has been introducing students to the middle school band program through demonstrations and performances by the Middle School Jazz Band. I will also be meeting with the fourth graders in each elementary to discuss scheduling band for next year.
To complete our introduction to the 5th grade band, a family informational meeting and instrument exploration will take place on Wednesday, May 22nd at 7:00 p.m. in the Middle School Cafeteria. We will outline the band program and explain our expectations of participation. This meeting will also be a great opportunity for you to get information about securing a good quality instrument. We will have instrument specialists on hand to discuss buying vs. renting an instrument as well as repairing used instruments. This could also be one of the only opportunities for students to try the six different instruments we use in fifth grade band. We will also explain our free summer lesson program for beginners!
Please make every effort to attend if your child is interested in joining band for next year. However, if you are unable to attend, please contact Mr. Stehura as soon as possible. This is a very exciting time for your child. I look forward to working with you in the coming months.