Band Sign-up for 2017-2018!!
Why Join the Band?
Band is a great place to learn a new skill. It is also a place for students to get plugged in at LMS. Students who are in band score higher on standardized tests, are challenged each and every day in the classroom, and earn more college scholarships that students who do not take band. It's FUN to learn something new! Band happens during the school day, every day. There are no after school practices and it does not conflict with other school sports and activities.
What does it cost?
The band fee for 2017-2018 school year is $100. If you rent a school owned instrument, you must buy your own mouthpiece and pay a $75 instrument rental fee to LMS per year. Percussion students will pay an additional $50 for use of school owned mallets and equipment. These fees include a band t-shirt, notebook and supplies for class, a band method book, private lesson instruction throughout the year with professional musicians, and the cost of travel throughout the year. It does not include the spring band trip.
Where to find a great instrument?
Buying a quality instrument is the most important part of helping your student succeed. Students who purchase sub par instruments will have sub par results. It is frustrating for students who can't play an excerpt because their instrument will not work properly. The better the instrument, the better chance your student will succeed. Below I have placed a list of recommended instrument brands and models that are sorted by instrument. It also includes what accessories you need.
The music company that we use is Gadsden Music Company. They will have a representative come by each week to do minor repairs and drop off any supplies that have been previously ordered. To order from their website, please visit gadsdenmusic.com.
This store offers rent to own programs, purchases, and just rentals. If you have an instrument that is not on the lists below, please check with Mrs. Lyon to see if it can be used at LMS.
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