Grade 7 Instrument Rentals are Finally Here!
By now, your student will have had a mouthpiece tryout kit to test drive each of the flute, clarinet, trumpet and trombone mouthpieces. You will be receiving another email shortly letting you and your student know what instrument they have been assigned based on their responses to the Mouthpiece Tryout Forms. Please watch for that email.
If your student hasn't completed that form, they need to do that in order to be guaranteed an instrument of their choosing; please ask them to go into the Grade 7 Band Google Classroom to complete that form.
We will be hosting an online Instrument Rental Night with our guest Dan Bergen from Long & McQuade. You can attend from the comfort of your pajamas on September 30, 2020 at 6:30 PM. This event will be recorded, but if you want your students to have an instrument as soon as possible, join this event Live! You can join this session via ZOOM, no video required. You can interact either via Chat or with a microphone.
LONG & McQuade is the only approved source!
Do not buy instruments from Costco, Walmart, Amazon, or any other source aside from the approved source, Long & McQuade. Instruments from every other source are almost always of poor quality, and extremely expensive or impossible to repair. EVERY instrument from that source that has come into school has been replaced within the first year by an instrument at Long & McQuade.
Did you know you're a member of the Fine Arts Parents?
As parents of a music, theatre, art or new media student, you are members of the High River Catholic Fine Arts Parents Association.
After the Instrument Rental Night stick around for the Fine Arts Parents Association AGM. It will begin at 7:00 PM sharp, and is an opportunity to find out how the organization supports your students in their learning. Please stick around for this very important meeting!
Thank You For Your Patience and Support!
After finding out on Monday that I would not be receiving the mouthpiece tryout kits like I expected, I rushed to put together as many kits from my own inventory as I could. I then sent them home with students, and your students were fantastic about trying them out and returning them promptly the next morning so I could disinfect them and get them to the next group. Your patience and attention to this was VERY appreciated. Thank you for all your support of music education! I look forward to "seeing" you on Wednesday!
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