Hello Parents and Students! I hope you are all enjoying your summer vacation and are ready for school in just a few more weeks. Here are a few things for you to keep in mind before we start school in September:

  • Incoming 5th grade students will all have the opportunity to join the band program this year. You will be receiving a letter in the mail with more information, as well as a 5th grade band registration form (below), which must be completed to be signed up for band. All students will be fitted for an instrument during the week of September 11th.
  • This is a great time for all of our returning students to make sure their instrument is in proper playing condition. If you are renting from Marshall Music, consider taking your instrument in for a "tune-up", which is offered free of charge to those with a current contract. You can also stock up on reeds, valve oil, slide cream and any other supplies that you need for band (Clarinet and Saxophone players should be using Juno Reeds, size 2 1/2).
  • If you haven't heard any musical sounds at your home this summer, now is the time to start practicing! Just 10-15 minutes each day will really help prepare your child for coming back to band in the fall.

We are working to solidify our concert calendar for 2017-2018, and I hope to have those dates to you soon!

Email Mrs. Courter if there are any questions!! kcourter@vanburenschools.net