The Region 15 Band and Orchestra Teachers invite fourth graders and parents to a Districtwide Instrument Recruitment Night. The program will be held on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. at the Pomperaug High School Auditorium.
This is the best opportunity to register for the 5th Grade Band or Orchestra program; there will not be a recruitment night in the fall.
Music teachers will share information with students and parents about joining Band or Orchestra and members of the Pomperaug High School Tri-M, the international music honor society, will showcase their instruments in a hands-on way.
The teachers will provide parents with a list of instrument vendors so they may contact the vendors directly to discuss rentals, payment plans, and other issues.
Schedule of Events:
- Brief introduction to the 5th grade Instrumental program by the Band and Orchestra teachers (in PHS Auditorium)
- Presentations and performances by PHS Tri-M Honor Society musicians
- Visiting Instrument booths: Parents can direct specific questions to teachers. At each instrument booth your child will be able to play each instrument and speak with high school music students. Parents will be given a list of local instrument rental companies.
- Sign up by instrument for either band or orchestra with the band and orchestra teachers
Before exiting the event, families are strongly encouraged to sign up for either Band or Orchestra, therefore students and parents are advised to visit all booths before registering for their instrument of choice.
“Participating in the 5th Grade Band or Orchestra gives students the opportunity to learn musical skills that will benefit them for a lifetime, including self-discipline, creativity, and teamwork,” said Miss Elizabeth Del Vecchio, fifth grade band teacher.
Fifth-Grade Band/Orchestra Teachers: