5th Grade Beginning Band
Sign-up for Beginning Band, which starts in 5th grade only, will be held at Parker Junior High from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 5th, 2017. 45-minute appointments will be taken between 4:00 and 8:00 p.m., and can be made upon arrival, or in advance by signing up on the table that will be set up in the foyer by Parker's front office during school hours on Friday, September 1st and Tuesday, September 5th. Appointments will not be taken by phone. Parents/Guardians and students should attend together.
You will need the following at your appointment:
1. a smartphone or iPad, if you have one (electronic registration saves us a lot of time and paper!)
2. $10 cash or check to purchase a band shirt
3. $50 cash, charge, or separate check for band fee (unless your child is fee-waived)
4. The means to secure an instrument, book, care kit, and music stand for your child.
We have some school instruments for fee-waived students, available on a first-come-first served basis. Please call me at (708)647-5474 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in borrowing a school instrument.
The music store we use, Quinlan and Fabish, will be present for instrument rental. Information on cost can be found at qandf.com. The Quinlan and Fabish rental flyer is here: Q F Band Instrument Rental.pdf 2017 - IL Spanish Band Instrument Rental.pdf
If you own an instrument you would like to use, please bring it along so that we can assess its suitability and condition. You will still need to obtain a music stand, and care kit, which can be ordered from Quinlan and Fabish during your appointment.
***DO NOT PURCHASE INSTRUMENTS ONLINE AT NON-MUSIC STORES, OR AT BIG BOX STORES. There are many low-quality imposters out there which will ultimately be a waste of money, because they break and cannot be repaired.***
We will be visiting the grade schools before September 5th to demonstrate and speak to the students about instrument options.
In Beginning Band, students are required to attend after-school rehearsals at Parker from 3:05 - 4:05 p.m. on Mondays, starting October 23rd. Students must have a ride home from Parker promptly at 4:05 on Monday afternoons. Students also attend one group pull-out lessons per week at the home grade school. The Beginning Band performs in two evening concerts: one in December, and one in April.
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