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Is your student interested in learning to play an instrument? CCSD59 has many options available for all, from beginners to experienced children, from violin to trumpet. Everyone is invited and welcome to participate in the exciting experience of creating music.

 

Instrumental Music

Band & Orchestra is offered beginning at the 5th grade level, and students are encouraged to continue with either band or orchestra through junior high and beyond.

Students can only enroll in one ensemble. They are highly encouraged to also participate in choir in elementary school and additional extra-curricular choirs/ensembles at the junior high level to continue to expand their studies and also to enjoy the excitement with their classmates.


5th Grade:

Lessons: Students receive one lesson per week, during the school day. Students are in small groups with their peers for 30 minutes, learning techniques of their chosen instruments as well as how to read music. Music teachers schedule lessons in a manner that best avoids loss of vital instructional classroom time.

Rehearsals: Students are able to participate in three after-school rehearsals to prepare for big concert events, located at the junior high school appropriate to each cluster. Students are bussed to the junior high from their home schools, but must be picked up at 4:45 pm after the rehearsal. Permission slips are sent home with students in the fall for all rehearsals.

Concerts: Students get to show off their performance skills in two concerts per year,  one in winter and one in spring. Concerts are held in the evening at the junior high schools so that parents and families may be able to see the end result of all the students’ hard work and practice.


Junior High:

The Junior High students get a wide variety of opportunities to fine tune their performance skills. Every day throughout the week, junior high students are able to participate in a dedicated band or orchestra class . Students also receive one weekly lesson in a smaller group setting in addition to their daily class time. Junior high students also get the opportunity to perform in some after-school rehearsals and during evening concerts held at the junior highs throughout the year.


 


How to Enroll in Band and Orchestra

  1. Choose an instrument – Students will have the opportunity to try out several instruments at their schools in the fall of their 5th grade year.

Band Instruments Available

*Alto Saxophone
*Clarinet
*Euphonium (baritone)
*Flute
*Percussion- Bells & snare drum
*Trumpet
*Trombone

Orchestra Instruments Available

*Cello
*Viola
*Violin

2.  Return registration packet – with instrument selection.

Registration Packet

3.  Attend one parent meeting –  These meetings provide the opportunity to rent your student’s instrument and receive information regarding lessons, rehearsals, and concerts for your student’s school.

4.  Rent an instrument – A variety of locations provide instrument rental services.

Instrument Rentals

5.  Purchase a book

*Band Students –  Standard of Excellence, Book 1 (red) for your instrument
*Orchestra Students –  Sound Innovations, Book 1 (white/blue) for your instrument

Q & F  Amazon

In mid-September, the lessons for interested students begin. Please check with your teacher for more information regarding the precise start date.

In December or January, students get the opportunity to showcase their talents in their first concert with the school. Please see your school’s calendar for more details.


Instrumental Music Camp (IMC)

CCSD59 also offers a three week summer instrumental music camp for all band and orchestra students who are interested in practicing over the summer. There is a variety of small and large group ensembles for students in 5th through 7th grades which provide the opportunity to meet and perform with students from other schools in CCSD59. Students who attend IMC all put on a performance in a final concert at the end of the three week session. The feedback from both students and staff who attend IMC is that the experience is new, fun, and different than the regular classes.

Registration form will be posted once available.

 

 

Is your student interested in learning to play an instrument? CCSD59 has many options available for all, from beginners to experienced children, from violin to trumpet. Everyone is invited and welcome to participate in the exciting experience of creating music.

 

Instrumental Music

Band & Orchestra is offered beginning at the 5th grade level, and students are encouraged to continue with either band or orchestra through junior high and beyond.

Students can only enroll in one ensemble. They are highly encouraged to also participate in choir in elementary school and additional extra-curricular choirs/ensembles at the junior high level to continue to expand their studies and also to enjoy the excitement with their classmates.


5th Grade:

Lessons: Students receive one lesson per week, during the school day. Students are in small groups with their peers for 30 minutes, learning techniques of their chosen instruments as well as how to read music. Music teachers schedule lessons in a manner that best avoids loss of vital instructional classroom time.

Rehearsals: Students are able to participate in three after-school rehearsals to prepare for big concert events, located at the junior high school appropriate to each cluster. Students are bussed to the junior high from their home schools, but must be picked up at 4:45 pm after the rehearsal. Permission slips are sent home with students in the fall for all rehearsals.

Concerts: Students get to show off their performance skills in two concerts per year,  one in winter and one in spring. Concerts are held in the evening at the junior high schools so that parents and families may be able to see the end result of all the students’ hard work and practice.


Junior High:

The Junior High students get a wide variety of opportunities to fine tune their performance skills. Every day throughout the week, junior high students are able to participate in a dedicated band or orchestra class . Students also receive one weekly lesson in a smaller group setting in addition to their daily class time. Junior high students also get the opportunity to perform in some after-school rehearsals and during evening concerts held at the junior highs throughout the year.


 


How to Enroll in Band and Orchestra

  1. Choose an instrument – Students will have the opportunity to try out several instruments at their schools in the fall of their 5th grade year.

Band Instruments Available

*Alto Saxophone
*Clarinet
*Euphonium (baritone)
*Flute
*Percussion- Bells & snare drum
*Trumpet
*Trombone

Orchestra Instruments Available

*Cello
*Viola
*Violin

2.  Return registration packet – with instrument selection.

Registration Packet

3.  Attend one parent meeting –  These meetings provide the opportunity to rent your student’s instrument and receive information regarding lessons, rehearsals, and concerts for your student’s school.

4.  Rent an instrument – A variety of locations provide instrument rental services.

Instrument Rentals

5.  Purchase a book

*Band Students –  Standard of Excellence, Book 1 (red) for your instrument
*Orchestra Students –  Sound Innovations, Book 1 (white/blue) for your instrument

Q & F  Amazon

In mid-September, the lessons for interested students begin. Please check with your teacher for more information regarding the precise start date.

In December or January, students get the opportunity to showcase their talents in their first concert with the school. Please see your school’s calendar for more details.


Instrumental Music Camp (IMC)

CCSD59 also offers a three week summer instrumental music camp for all band and orchestra students who are interested in practicing over the summer. There is a variety of small and large group ensembles for students in 5th through 7th grades which provide the opportunity to meet and perform with students from other schools in CCSD59. Students who attend IMC all put on a performance in a final concert at the end of the three week session. The feedback from both students and staff who attend IMC is that the experience is new, fun, and different than the regular classes.

Registration form will be posted once available.

 

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