FAQ for Elementary Instrumental Music Program Information

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Attention 4th and 5th Grade Parents:  If you are interested in renting an instrument, please send in a rental form as soon as possible. ​Rental forms should be sent directly to the rental company. 

Who can play an instrument in elementary school?
Any 4th or 5th grade student can play an instrument. 

When do students choose an instrument?
3rd graders get to choose instruments at the end of the school year and we accept forms through September 10.

What about the first choice, second choice, third choice?
Unless you have heard otherwise from one of the music directors by the opening day of school, rent the first choice instrument.

What instruments are available?
Woodwinds: flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone
Brass: trumpet, trombone, baritone, horn
Percussion: drums, bells
Strings: violin, viola, cello

How many instruments can students play?
Students may take lessons during school on one instrument.

Can students switch instruments?
It is recommended that students continue to play their original instruments so that they continue to improve with their peers. However, students may switch instruments at the start of the school year. Be sure to contact the vendor as well as the teachers.

When are lessons?
Students receive one 30 minute lesson per week during school with a small group. Lessons begin approximately the third week of September. Performing groups begin in October.

When are performing group rehearsals?
Ensembles - Gold Band and Gold Strings - meet once per week before school.  Rehearsals will begin in October for advanced students; beginners will qualify later in the school year. Check our websites for updates and more information. 

When do students receive their instruments?
If renting from one of our vendors, students will receive their instruments at their first lesson of the school year. Students may also purchase their own instruments.

Who are the vendors?
Elefante Music and City Music Center provide rental options for students of the Warren Township Schools.