Welcome to District 87 Fifth Grade Band, Orchestra, & Choir!
FIFTH GRADE PERFORMING ENSEMBLES - BAND | ORCHESTRA | CHOIR
This website is a resource for students about to enter fifth grade in District 87 Elementary Schools: Bent, Irving, Oakland, Sheridan, Stevenson and Washington. Students can choose to participate in band, orchestra or choir. All of these programs meet before school each day at Bloomington Junior High School from 8:00 am - 8:45 am.
Program Start Date: Friday, August 18, 2023
BAND/ORCHESTRA/CHOIR ENROLLMENT IS OPEN SOON FOR THE 2023-2024 SCHOOL YEAR!
Steps to Enroll for current 4th Grade Students:
Step 1 - Review the meeting presentation for an overview of our music program
*RECRUITMENT MEETING PRESENTATION
*ESPANOL - RECRUITMENT MEETING PRESENTATION
Step 2 - Choose an instrument - All students completed a trial and received a recommendation letter at school
*If another trial is needed, please visit one of the local music stores
Step 3 - Complete and submit the GOOGLE REGISTRATION FORM
Step 4 - Band/Orchestra only - Rent an instrument before Friday, August 4, 2023
*Keep scrolling down this page to find contact information of local music stores
**ALL REGISTERED FAMILIES WILL RECEIVE A WELCOME EMAIL IN AUGUST WITH FINAL DETAILS PRIOR TO THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL**
If you have any questions, please contact...
Band and General Information:
Ms. Pamela Kelly - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Caleb Mackinder - email@example.com
Mr. Montana Thomason - firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I go about getting an instrument?
Most students have completed the instrument selection process after visiting with a music teacher at their elementary school. A recommendation letter was sent home with students that completed instrument trials; however, if you would like to explore more options with your child, the information for our local music stores is listed below.
These local music stores provide our recommended instruments and supplies.
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!
The Music Shoppe
1540 E. College Ave. #4, Normal IL 61761
Band Rental Flyer: Music Shoppe Band 2023
Orchestra Rental Flyer: Music Shoppe Orchestra 2023
Carl's Pro Band
1806 East Empire Street Service Rd, Bloomington IL 61704
Carl's Pro Band Rental Flyer: Carl's Rental Flyer 2023
PLEASE HAVE YOUR INSTRUMENT RENTED BY AUGUST 4 TO ENSURE DELIVERY FOR THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL.
Ralla Klepak Foundation
Illinois Wesleyan University has recently announced a new opportunity for music students in District 87. Free lessons and instruments are available based on financial need (free & reduced lunch students). Weekly lessons are provided by professionally trained music faculty, and additional performance opportunities are included. Follow this link for the application: CLICK HERE
Read the press release about this partnership by clicking here