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Grade 5 Band Information for Parent and Students

June 15, 2020

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YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN THE BAND!

REGINA CATHOLIC SCHOOLS SOUTH EAST GRADE 6 BAND

 St. Elizabeth, St. Dominic, St. Gabriel and Holy Rosary Schools

 

Dear Parents and Grade 5 Students,

We are excited to be offering band in the fall to YOU, who are soon to be in

 Grade 6!  We want to make sure that we follow all procedures to keep students and staff safe.  September will begin with small group instruction and we will only start full band rehearsals when it is safe to do so.

This instrument selection guide, along with the instrument fitting that we will be able to do in September when school resumes, is intended to help each student make a decision on which instrument to play. 

This year, I am sending out information about being in band next year.  Please read it over, discuss it with your family, then complete and submit the jot form.  If you have any questions before you fill out the form, please let me know.

Please fill out this jot form to indicate whether yes or no to your child participating in band in September, 2020.

https://form.jotform.com/201566255425252

If this form could be completed by June 22, that would be greatly appreciated.

In the past when I visit with the gr. 5 students, I look at your child's teeth, lips, jaws, fingers, overall size, etc., to see what instrument would work most successfully for him/her.  A student may have really wanted to play trumpet, but his/her physical features and being unable to buzz their lips would make it very difficult for him/her to have any success on it.  Because of situations like this, I have suggested an instrument on which the student could achieve a natural, good sound and feel confident about playing.  I try to have the first or second choice available so that we create a well-balanced band.  I do not encourage a child to play an instrument that they did not produce a good sound on. 

Just as a team requires players for every position to be successful, so a band needs a balance of the various instruments to sound good. All instruments are fun to play, are equally important and require about equal efforts for one to be successful.  Like a sports team, all positions require a balance in number filled to complete a team.  Musicians and a full band are the same way.  For more information regarding the instruments please go to the "About Our School" tab, then the "Band" tab. 

WATCH BE PART OF THE BAND!

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