PLAISTOW — If your child is interested in learning to play a band or string instrument next year, they must sign up now! (If your child already plays a band/string instrument, they are automatically signed up for next year.)
Come to the Timberlane Performing Arts Center on (one) of the following days: Sat., June 8 at 8:00 a.m., or Mon., June 10 at 5:00 p.m., or Tues., June 11 at 5:00 p.m. During one of these times, your child will try at least three different instruments and sign up for band or strings. (There will be no fall sign ups.)
Because a lot of elementary school children have never been exposed to band or stringed instruments before, they have developed the “Start Up Band & Strings Program”, which helps young students decide which instrument best fits their body structure and personality.
Instruments offered are: Violin, Viola, Cello, Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Alto Saxophone, Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone and Percussion. (Sorry no piano or guitar.)
Both Band and String instruments are available for current third and fourth graders.
Only String Instruments (violin, viola and cello) are available for current second graders.
Once the children have chosen their instrument, they are given the opportunity to rent an instrument (if you do not already have one that’s in good working condition). Children are then given three beginning lessons on June 14, 17, 18, from 4:00–5:30 p.m. (Session I) or 6:00–7:30 p.m. (Session II) those evenings. The lessons are offered at a reduced rate. The Start Up Program is a wonderful opportunity to try a band or string instrument before you commit yourself to spending the big bucks!
A few school-owned band instruments are available for families with financial “stresses”.
For more information, email Deborah.Lincoln@timberlane.net.