WELCOME TO PTES BAND & CHORUS!
Here is the update for all things band and chorus for FALL 2018!
Mouthpiece trials (an opportunity for 5th and new 6th grade students to try out band instruments) will be held at PTES on Tuesday, August 14th. Milano's music store will be setting up shop at Desert Vista Elementary for instrument rentals Tuesday night, August 21st starting at 5:30pm. Band instruction will begin at PTES on Monday, August 20th.
Please be aware that PTES only has a few instruments avaliable to rent to students. To cover the cost of repairs and instrument maintenance, the cost of using a PTES instrument will be $25 per semester. Otherwise, you will need to secure your own instrument for students to use for band. Milanos music store rents most instruments for $20 per month, and have a very good policy regarding replacements for broken rental instruments and repairs. Please exercise caution when purchasing instruments from Amazon.com. Often these instruments are cheaply made and require repairs that cost more that the instruments purchase price.
PTES Band will meet this year during the school day from 11:20-12:05am and is avaliable to 5th and 6th grade students only. Students will be dismissed from class and will come directly to the music room. They will be dismissed to lunch when rehearsal is over. Here is the current schedule:
Monday: Beginning Woodwinds - flute, clarinet, alto sax
Tuesday: Beginning Brass - trumpet and trombone
Wednesday: Beginning and Advanced Percussion - drums, bells, and assorted percussion instruments
Thursday: Advanced Woodwinds and Brass (6th graders that played last year)
Friday: Full Band Rehearsal (beginning Oct. 19th)
CHORUS & UKULELE will meet before school Tuesdays from 7:45-8:25 beginning on August 28. Please look for sign up sheets to come home with your child. The cost of this club will be $10 per semester to cover the cost of t-shirt, music and supplies for students. Chorus students will also learn ukulele skills. Chorus is open to all students in 1st-6th grades.
Please contact me with any questions or concerns. I look forward to another successful year working with your band and chorus students!