The Kenter Canyon Charter
Elementary School Instrumental Music Program is
open to all students in grades one through five.
For more than twenty years, the Kenter orchestra program has been directed by Larry Newman. This year's music specialists are Eric Patterson (winds) and Desiree' Deasy (strings).
Weekly classes are offered for 30 to 40 minutes
each Friday during the regular school day.
Instruction is available
on recorder, flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, p-Bone mini, baritone horn,
trombone, violin and cello.
First graders may only choose the violin
or recorder. Recorders are provided free with enrollment in the class.
Second graders may choose flute, clarinet, trumpet, p-Bone mini or violin.
Third graders may choose flute, clarinet, alto sax, trumpet, p-Bone mini, baritone horn, trombone, violin or cello.
Fourth and fifth graders may choose flute, clarinet, alto sax, trumpet, p-Bone mini, baritone horn, trombone, violin or cello.
musical experience is required to enroll in a beginning class.
with some prior experience will be placed in an intermediate or advanced
level ensemble depending on ability.
To best accommodate all the students, the final
schedule will be determined when enrollment is complete. Students
will be notified of their lesson time by their classroom teacher
and by e-mail.
An orchestra recruitment assembly will be presented to all students on Friday, September 5, 2014 at 10:30 and 11:15 AM in the auditorium. Parents are welcome to attend.
Instruction begins on Friday, September 26, 2014 and runs through
the school year, culminating with an evening concert on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 4:00 PM (beginners) and 6:30 PM (orchestra) in the auditorium.
A one-time music donation of $495 is requested to cover the instructional
costs of this year’s instrumental music program. This fee covers all music, books and basic supplies which your child
is given. The only other expense will be the lease, rental or
purchase of the instrument. Order your instrument online now through The Instrument Place and they will deliver free to school for the first lesson on September 26.
A limited number of scholarships are available to those who request
them and every attempt will be made to see that all students
who wish to participate are given the opportunity regardless
of financial considerations.
Through special arrangements with The Instrument Place, instruments
are available for purchase, rent or lease-to-own at up to 45%
off the retail price for participating music students.
Visit The Instrument Place for more information and to place your order
for delivery to school in time for the first lesson.