The Marquez Charter Elementary
School Instrumental Music Program is
open to all students in grades one through five.
For more than twenty years, our award-winning school orchestra program has been directed by Larry Newman.
Bianca Samaniego and Mandy Fey are the music specialists.
are offered for 30 to 40 minutes each Wednesday during regular school
hours beginning Wednesday, September 17, 2014.
Students leave their regular classroom at the assigned
music time to take their lesson.
Instruction is available
on recorder, flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, baritone horn, pBone mini, violin and cello.
First graders may only choose the violin
or recorder. Recorders are provided free with enrollment in the class.
(What is a recorder?)
Second graders may choose recorder, flute, clarinet, trumpet, pBone mini or violin.
Third grade and higher may choose flute, clarinet, alto sax, trumpet, pBone mini, baritone horn, violin or cello.
of the nature of a pull-out program, orchestra students must maintain
their academics or they will not be allowed to participate. The orchestra
program requires a one year commitment and regular home practice.
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.
Classes run from September through April, culminating
with a spring concert on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 10:30 AM for beginning instruments and at 7:00 PM for intermediate/orchestra level students.
A one-time music donation of $470 is requested to help cover the
instructional costs of this year’s instrumental music program. In
addition, a $25 music/supply fee is requested to cover all music
books, sheet music and basic supplies such as reeds, valve oil,
violin rosin, etc. which your child is given.
only other expense will be the lease, rental or purchase of the
instrument. Through our instrument supplier, The Instrument Place, instruments can be ordered online now for free delivery to school for the first lesson. Recorders are provided free of charge.
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. No child will be denied the opportunity to participate due to financial concerns.
Class size is limited so please submit
your registration ASAP
to reserve your place in the class.
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