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The following letter regarding musical instrument selection for students who will be entering 5th grade next school year has been emailed to parents.

Dear Fourth Grade Families,

Historically, band and orchestra instrument selection takes place in the spring of the fourth grade year. Children have the opportunity to attend an instrument demonstration put on by their school’s band and orchestra teachers. At this meeting, band and orchestra instruments are played for the students. Each child provides the instrumental music teachers with their top three instrument choices. This information is compiled and students are assigned an instrument to begin in the fall of fifth grade.

This month, your child will receive an instrument demonstration by the elementary band and orchestra teacher. During this demonstration your child will be asked to complete a google form on their chromebook indicating their first, second and third choice of instrument.

In order for students and families to begin planning for instrumental music instruction in the fall, the music department has generated an instrument demonstration video. Students can access this video through his or her classroom teacher’s Google Classroom page or the EGCSD webpage (see below).

Instrumental music is an exciting way for children to learn, practice, and perform as a part of an outstanding group of students. The East Greenbush Bands and Orchestras have a rich history of excellence and contribute positively to both the schools and community. We look forward to making music with your child!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Chrzan (Chrzansu@egcsd.org)
DPS Orchestra

Mr. Kusche (Kuschejo@egcsd.org)
Bell Top Band

Mr. Halek (Halekro@egcsd.org)
Genet, Green Meadow, Red Mill Bands

Mrs. Scolaro (Scolarome@egcsd.org)
Genet Orchestra

Mr. Tario (Tariojo@egcsd.org)
Bell Top, Green Meadow, Red Mill Orchestras
DPS Band