The Helmers Elementary
School Instrumental Music Program is open to all students
in grades one through six.
An introductory assembly to present the program details will be held in the MPR on Tuesday, August 19. All students in the school will attend this presentation. Parents are invited to attend, too.
Violin, cello, recorder, flute, clarinet, alto sax, trumpet and pBone mini will be offered on
Tuesdays after school.
First & second graders may only choose the violin or recorder. (What
is a recorder?)
Third graders may choose the violin, cello, flute, clarinet, trumpet or pBone mini.
Fourth, fifth and sixth graders may choose the violin, cello, flute,
clarinet, alto sax, trumpet or pBone mini.
Classes are for beginning students with no prior experience on their
chosen instrument as well as experienced players.
The program is directed by Larry Newman.
Small group classes will be scheduled every 30 - 40 minutes between
2:00 PM and 3:00 PM for first and second graders and 3:00 PM and
5:30 PM for third through sixth graders. On minimum days (12:30 PM
dismissal) all classes will be held one hour and fifteen minutes earlier than usual. (Instruction will begin at 12:45 PM.)
Exact lesson times will be emailed to all enrolled students once
enrollment is complete. Students waiting to take their lesson may attend Homework Club until their lesson begins.
FREE MUSIC TUITION and FREE RENTAL
A parent volunteer to help with Homework Club is needed to proctor the students waiting to take their lesson on Tuesdays. If you are available every Tuesday from 2:00 - 5:00 PM to help, please email Mr. Newman. Parent volunteers receive a full tuition waiver and free instrument rental.
A music fee of $495 for the 2014-2015 school year (approx. 30 instructional
weeks) is requested from each participant.
This fee includes all music, books and basic supplies which your
child is given as well as Saugus Union School District imposed facility charges.
The only other expense will be the lease, rental
or purchase of the instrument. (Recorders are provided free with enrollment.)
Instruction begins on Tuesday, September 23 runs through the school year, culminating
with a school concert on Tuesday, April 28, 2015.
Order Your Instrument Online for Delivery to School for First Lesson
Through special arrangements with a local music retailer, instruments
are available for purchase, rent or lease-to-own at up to 45% off
the retail price for participating music students. Learn more .
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