Band, Orchestra, and Chorus Recruitment for current 4th and 5th grade students
Come join your music program!
We are ready to begin enrolling students in beginning music for the 2021-2022 school year! Current 4th and 5th grade students will be eligible to choose from band, orchestra, or chorus as a class for next year. We hope to see you in our music rooms!
6th Grade Enrollment Form (for current 5th graders) - Due May 21
5th Grade Enrollment Form (for current 4th graders) - Due June 1 **Form settings have been adjusted - now works!**
Sign Up Here for the May 17 Open House to try instruments (students can also try instruments by appointment at our two local music stores) Each family should sign up for only one appointment, please - multiple instruments will be tried in one time slot.
Band and Orchestra students should make arrangements for an instrument by August 2.
Other Recent Updates
Band, Orchestra, or Chorus?
The band and orchestra have different instruments, which means that they have different sounds. The chorus uses their voices to make music. Use the links below to start thinking about which sounds you prefer!
Beginning Chorus audio link: Opening Tonight, The Song that Nature Sings, Born to Be Somebody
Which should I choose?
Your choice of instrument is a personal decision. Use the webinar above and/or videos below to start thinking about which instruments you might want to try in the fall!
Band Instrument Demonstration Videos
Orchestra Instrument Demonstration Videos
Choral Demonstration Videos
How do I go about getting an instrument?
Students will not need instruments until after they've completed the instrument selection process. If you'd like to start exploring your options, though, the information for our local music stores is listed below.
These local music stores provide instruments, supplies, and lessons (at a cost), if your child is interested in starting band or orchestra while we are remote learning.
Band: Measures of Success book 1
Orchestra: String Basics book 1
If you are unable to find a store that has a rental program that will work for your budget, please contact Ms. Kelly or Mr. Mackinder for assistance. We will work with you to find an instrument and get your child playing music with us!
All Zoom and SignUp Genius links will be sent via Skyward email to parents/guardians of 4th and 5th grade students.
Beginning music presentations on Zoom
Current 4th graders - April 26
Current 5th graders - April 19
Parent Meeting (Zoom) - May 5
Current 4th graders - 6 p.m.
Current 5th graders - 7 p.m.
Open House at BHS for instrument trials - May 17
(Please sign up on SignUp Genius so that we can ensure distancing and disinfection. Thanks!)
Junior High Bus Map (reference for current 4th grade students)
Email links for all music teachers:
Pamela Kelly (5th grade band, BHS bands)
Max Chernick (5th grade band, BHS bands)
Michele Carnahan (BJHS bands)
Sarah Brown (BJHS bands)
Caleb Mackinder (5th grade orchestra, BHS orchestras)
Jason Zimmerman (BJHS orchestras)
Julie Sandy (Chorus)