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5th Grade Band Registration

posted Sep 12, 2017, 6:21 AM by Kyle Renchen   [ updated Sep 12, 2017, 6:22 AM ]

Dear Fifth Grade Parents:

Good news! Your child has the opportunity to join band this year. The process of organizing Fifth Grade Beginning Band has begun. While there are several benefits to studying music, one important note is that it will increase your child’s overall brain functionality and allow them to enjoy all aspects of music (and life) to a higher degree. Please give serious thought to this important part of your child’s complete education. I will do my best to help your child succeed in the band program.

Band Registration Night will be held in the Elementary music room on Wednesday, September 20 from 4:00pm–8:00pm. You and your student will come to finalize their instrument choice on this night. Representatives from The Music Shoppe will be present to assist with rent-to-own plans for instruments, as well as answer any questions you may have.

The recommended method for obtaining an instrument is on a trial rent-to-own plan through The Music Shoppe in Normal or Champaign. A low-cost rental plan has been made available by this music company, whereby you may rent an instrument for your child. These instruments are guaranteed to work and they provide your child with the best chances for success. If financially able, we highly recommend renting through The Music Shoppe. You are free to make your own arrangements for an instrument, however we ask that you seek the advice of a music specialist before purchase. A small number of school-owned instruments are available for use free of charge and, though they are functioning, they are of a lesser quality than the rent-to-own instruments. School-owned instruments are on a first come, first served basis. 

In order to keep wait times to a minimum, we have developed the following schedule:

4:00-4:30 – Last name W-Z

6:00-6:30 – Last name M-N

4:30-5:00 – Last name S-V

6:30-7:00 – Last name G-L

5:00-5:30 – Last name Q-R

7:00-7:30 – Last name C-F

5:30-6:00 – Last name O-P

7:30-8:00 – Last name A-B

If you have a conflict, please attend whenever you are able. Please feel free to contact me via email if you have questions.  renchen.kyle@gcmsk12.org

We look forward to seeing you on September 20!

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