Band Rocks! Join Band!
Band Sign-Up Johnsburg Elementary students is May 7, 2019!!! Come anytime between 3:30 - 6:30!
Welcome future band students and parents! Since your child is approaching the age which we recommend for beginning instruction on a musical instrument, this website is to acquaint you with our 5th Grade instrumental program.
In April, all 4th graders will watch a presentation of the instruments that are played in 5th grade band so they can get acquainted with what they sound like and how they are played. Following this initial presentation, those students who are interested in becoming involved in the band will return a form to school listing at least 2 instruments they would like to try. Each interested 4th grader is then personally interviewed and given assistance in selecting the most suitable instrument.
Parents may rent or purchase an instrument from any reputable music store. Quinlan & Fabish Music Store services the bands in our district, comes once a week to repair broken instruments and deliver supplies. Representatives will be at the Band Sign- Up night at JES on May 7 to sign people up to rent an instrument (if they don't have one) and order an kind of supplies like reeds, the required band book, etc.
If you already own an instrument, please make arrangements to have Mrs. Storer take a look at it to make sure it is in good working condition. Feel free to check other stores for competitive prices. If you are planning to look online, PLEASE inform yourself of what brands are good brands. Buying online is like buying a car online! It may look good in the picture, but it is hard to tell how well it works.
Click HERE to find a list of good instrument brands
Click on the MUSIC STORES link above to find the names and numbers of other music stores in the area.
If you find a used instrument online, from the paper or a neighbor, feel free to contact me and I can take a look at it before you buy it.