Tuesday, September 26, 2017
The Bear Creek Music Programme is offering a music program in which your son / daughter is eligible to participate!!
As a high school music teacher, I have had the opportunity to see the benefit that an Instrumental Music programme can provide to students at the Elementary level. Unfortunately, in recent years fewer and fewer students have had these programs available in their Elementary School. For the past 9 years we have opened up a way for students in Bear Creek’s partner Elementary Schools to obtain these experiences by forming a joint Grade 6,7 and 8 band. This year, we will once again be offering the opportunity for students who would like to learn an instrument and play in a band. The organizational meeting for interested students and parents will be held on Monday October 2nd from 7:15 – 8:15. At the meeting you can get information about the program and ask any questions you might have. The band will begin rehearsals on Monday October 16th (6:45 – 7:45) giving us 2 weeks to finalize equipment details between the meeting date and the first rehearsal. Bear Creek is providing facilities and instruction. The only cost to participants will be the cost of renting the instrument and a small music fee. Instrument rental is $99 - $149 for most instruments for the entire school year (although some instruments run up to $299 – full details will be available at the meeting). The music fee will be $20 which covers their main book, which the students will keep. All other music will be provided by Bear Creek, on loan for the year.
No previous music experience is required to be a part of this ensemble. If you are interested in learning to play a Concert Band instrument (flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, baritone, tuba, string bass or percussion) then this is your opportunity. To become a part of this ensemble, students and parents are asked to attend the organizational meeting on Monday October 2nd at 7:15 in Room 156 at Bear Creek (100 Red Oak Drive). If you are interested in this ensemble, but unable to attend the meeting, please contact me prior to the meeting (It is really preferable if you can attend!!). You can contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org (best option) or leave a voice message at 725-7712 ext 57608.
More details about the ensemble, a schedule and performance plans for the group will be presented at the meeting. Thanks for your interest in this ensemble! I look forward to meeting you on October 2nd and getting off to an exciting start!
Mrs. Lise Buelow
Bear Creek Music Dept.