Music / Band Program Update

As summer schedules are being made, the district would like to share key beginning of the year dates for the 2022-2023 school year for planning purposes.

Key Dates:

Wednesday, August 3rd - Registration at Cowden from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Thursday, August 4th -  Registration at Cowden from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Tuesday, August 9th  – 6th Grade Orientation at 6:00 pm and 9th Grade Orientation at 7:00 pm

Tuesday, August 16th – 1st Day of Student Attendance

The district would also like to announce that next year a K-12 music and band program will be offered to the student body.  Students in grades K-5 will have a forty-minute music class one time a week (similar to how art is currently offered).  General music classes will also be offered as electives at the 8th grade and high school levels.  Furthermore, 6th through 12th grade students will have the opportunity to participate in band.  During registration next year, families will have the opportunity to meet the new music/band teacher and sign up to attend an instrument fair.  The instrument fair will be held the evening of Tuesday, August 9th and will be a time where families/students can meet with the band teacher and representatives from The Music Shoppe, a well know music company, to experiment with various instruments before choosing one to learn.  Once students decide on an instrument, families have the option of buying the instrument through their own sources/place of their choosing or renting or buying an instrument through the The Music Shoppe.  In addition, the district is accepting donated instruments with the hopes of making those instruments available to students in need.  More information will be shared about this process at registration, but the district wanted to make you aware of the general plan.  The district is excited to be able to offer this opportunity for our students!

Have a great summer!