SUMMER BAND LESSONS INFORMATION:
As the school year is coming to a close, I know we all have our minds set on summer. It is important that your young musician continues to play his or her instrument during the summer months. To help keep kids practicing during the summer, we are continuing to offer all Elementary and Middle School Band students the opportunity to have summer band lessons during Summer School. Summer Band lessons provided a great opportunity for all Elementary and Middle School band students to keep playing their instruments and improve their music abilities. I highly encourage every band student enrolled in summer school, especially every incoming 6th grader sign-up for these lessons. Summer School band lessons are more laid back – often playing more “fun” music – than the rest of the school year. We take time to learn more about playing our instrument, or for older students, we can start to learn a secondary instrument, or start exploring how to play jazz. Most importantly, Summer Band Lessons Are FUN!!!
Summer School Band Lessons run concurrently with the summer school program. As you already know, this year’s Summer School is in two sessions: June 16-27 and July 7-25. Students may sign up for one or both sessions. The format of the lessons will be similar to what goes on during the rest of the school year. Students will be assigned a time and we will meet with me once or twice a week. These will be “pull-out lessons” from the student’s regular summer school classes like they have been in the past. If your child is not enrolled in summer school but would like to take band lessons, they will have to “enroll” in summer school and pay the enrollment fee of $2.00 per session (this can all be taken care of at their first lesson). Students will have lessons with either Mr. Petersen or Ms. Erickson.
Please return the attached form and indicate if you would like summer lessons to Ms. Erickson or myself by Tuesday, May 20th so that I can create a schedule and have it to you before the end of school. As always, please contact me if you have any questions.