5th Grade Band Sign-ups
Thursday, February 18th, after school (2:00-5:30 pm)
5th grade Students and Parents/Guardians,
Band sign-ups are coming up very soon on the date above. I would like everyone interested in joining band to meet with me on sign-up night (students with parents or guardians), BUT attendance is not required to join band. Students can join band at any time, but it is easier if you can come on sign-up night.
A lot of kids do not join band because they think it is too expensive and/or they don’t have time. First of all, band meets during the school day with no after school requirements except for two concerts at the end of each semester. Also, on sign-up night, an instrument rental store will be bringing instruments for students to try out and possibly rent. Every instrument they bring, new or used, is rent-to-own. Instrument rental prices range from $25/month to $55/month at the most. We have a small number of school instruments available for free as well. They will be given on a first come, first serve basis. However, the school instruments are not in the best condition. There are sometimes good deals on used instruments on the internet, but there is a lot of junk out there. If buying on the internet, please show me what you’re considering so I can verify that you’re not getting a bad instrument.
Playing in band is a very special opportunity that students can take with them the rest of their lives. Cumberland bands have been growing for a while and I foresee bigger and better bands in the near future, but it starts with 5th grade band. I encourage all parents to allow your students, if interested, to join band. 5th grade is the best time!
If you have any questions or concerns about band please call, text, or email me. The sign-up night works kind of like an open-house, with people coming and going from roughly 2:00 to 5:30 pm (If you cannot make it then, please contact me!). Those that have after-school practices can come before or after.
Mr. Blake Ozier-Band Director