Dear Band Parents:
Happy Memorial Day! We hope that you all enjoyed a wonderful weekend! This has been an EXTRAORDINARY week ! The students sounded fantastic at the band festival on Tuesday evening!! WCTV will be airing this concert very soon!
Congratulations to all of our students who marched in today’s parade! They sounded and looked AMAZING!! Special thanks to our water carriers and to everyone who volunteered to help us today: Mr. Sica, Mrs. McBride, Mrs. Palino, Mrs. Dynan, Mr. & Mrs. Estrada, Mrs. Almeida, Mrs. Benoit, Mr. Mitchell, Mr. Kanihan, Mrs. Murphy, and Mr. Raimo.
Our regularly scheduled band lessons resume tomorrow and will continue for the next three weeks, concluding on June 12.
Students who are planning to continue in band next year should keep their instruments over the summer. All of our 5th grade band students can progress to middle school band next year, and all 4th grade beginning students from this year (who continue on the same instrument) will automatically move into Advanced Band in 5th grade next year. All continuing band students will be receiving a summer-time practice packet to “inspire” them to keep practicing (once or twice a week) to maintain the skills they’ve worked so hard on this year.
Students who may be switching to a different instrument, or who have decided not to continue in the band next year, should return their instruments by the end of this school year. Please contact your instrument vendor to arrange the return of the instrument and to cancel all future rental fees.
It has been a tremendously successful year in band lessons this year! I have truly enjoyed every moment of working with your children and helping them to develop life-long music skills.
Have a great remainder of this school year and a fantastic summer!