A Letter from Mrs. S.
Welcome to a new school year! Despite the fact that it looks and feels very different, we’re here to help you bridge the gap and create music in a meaningful way. Keep in mind, whether it’s in person or online, music has never been more significant as it helps with your child’s social/emotional wellness and overall mental outlook. With this in mind, I am committed to making music class a bright spot in your child’s day.
As we begin on this journey together, I know you have many questions. Will my child be any good? Will they be able to handle the responsibility of music along with everything else they do? Will it be worth it? Is it safe?
The answer to all of these questions is a resounding YES!
With your support and mine, the possibilities for your child are wide open. Certainly, there will be moments of frustration as your child learns the new skills of music, but the rewards are many! In terms of safety, please know that we have been researching and following the latest protocols in terms of safe music making and are committed to doing whatever is needed to ensure the health and well being of your child.
This will be tougher than usual, but that isn’t a bad thing. As children work to master a challenging skill, they develop grit and perseverance.
As your child embarks on this new journey, we encourage you to take videos to document their musical progress. It is often difficult to see the slow arc of growth when they are just starting, but these videos will be proof of how far they have come and how much they have learned. Plus, they have the added benefit of being fun to watch in the future. The sounds may not always be pretty, but they will be special! And, it’s a fun way to reminisce when they are in high school or beyond.
I hope you are as excited as I am to embark on this new journey together! If you have any questions, musical or otherwise, please don’t hesitate to contact me anytime!
Instrument Demo by Our Friends at Marshall Music
What Do I Need to Start Band?
Music Stores in Our Area
What's the greatest thing about ordering your instrument and supplies from either of the following stores ? They deliver direct to our school weekly and will pick up your instrument for any repairs right at the school, too!
Herter Music Center (Bay City): 989-893-4545
Marshall Music (Traverse): 231-922-9503
Register for Band
By clicking on the picture below, you will be able to access information on joining the band, the types of instruments, their sounds, and you can submit an inquiry form to Mrs. Sapienza expressing your interest in joining the band today. Submitting the form will count as a registration for the fall 2020 semester for band.