Elementary Band & Strings Sign Ups
Attention: Parents of current 2nd, 3rd, or 4th grade students. If your child is interested in learning to play a band or string instrument during the 2017-2018 school year, they must SIGN UP NOW. The Timberlane Music Department will be holding sign-ups, this June, for students who want to be a part of Timberlane’s Elementary Music Program in the fall. (If your child already plays a band/string instrument, they are automatically signed up for the next school year.)
Many of our elementary school children have never been exposed to band or string instruments before, so we have developed a “Start-Up Band & Strings Program”, which helps young students decide which instrument best fits their body structure and personality.
Join us at the Timberlane Performing Arts Center on ONE of the following days to try out the various instruments:
Thursday, June 1st from 5:00pm to 7:00pm OR
Saturday June 3rd from 8:00am to 10:00am OR
Monday June 5th from 5:00pm to 7:00 pm
During one of these sessions, your child will have the opportunity to try at least 3 different instruments and sign up for Timberlane’s Elementary Band or Strings Program. (There will be NO fall sign ups). Both band & string instruments are available for current 3rd & 4th graders. These instruments include oboe, flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, french horn, trombone, percussion, violin, viola or cello. Only string instruments (violin, viola & cello) are available for current 2nd graders. (Sorry, no piano or guitar offered).
Experienced instrumentalists and instructors will be available to help you and your child with their decision. Once your child has chosen an instrument, you are given the opportunity to rent the instrument. If you have an instrument that is in good working condition your child may use that one. At this point your child will be eager to begin playing, so we offer “Beginner Lessons” to get him/her started. These lessons are held at the Timberlane Performing Arts Center on June 12th, 13th, 14th from 4:00 – 5:30 pm (Session I) OR 6:00 – 7:30 pm (Session II). The lessons are offered at a reduced rate of $30 for 3 lessons. This is a very exciting time for students who have an interest in playing a musical instrument and the Start-Up Program is a wonderful opportunity to try a band or string instrument. We hope you will take full advantage of the enriching and educational opportunity our music program and music in general has to offer your child.
Should you have any questions please contact our TRSD Music Department Secretary, Kathleen Giacobbe, at Email or 603-382-6541 x3982.