Welcome to the West Valley Instrumental Music Website

Students in 5th grade may participate in this optional program!


                      Mr. Michael Alcorn, 
                        band instructor


                    Ms. Leanna Rutka, 
                   orchestra instructor



   I have my own particular sorrows,        loves, delights; and you have yours.    But sorrow, gladness, yearning, hope,   love, belong to all of us, in all times     and in all places.  Music is the only          means whereby we feel these 
      emotions in their universality.    
                        ~ H.A. Overstreet









 








[update September 14, 2020]

WE ARE COMING!!
Ms. Rutka and Mr. Alcorn are visiting classrooms 
explaining to the 5th graders how this whole thing works. 
They should have something to show you when they come 
one of these days.

You should also find in your email a letter from us explaining
how this whole thing works.

If you did not get either of those communications, please
email one of us (link below) so we can send them 
directly to you. 

To find more information about the program and to register for band or orchestra, please visit the "REMOTE LESSONS" tab.

[update September 8, 2020]


Of course, COVID is going to alter how we do things this year. 
For an explanation of some of the steps we have to go through
to make it possible for Band and Orchestra to happen this year, 
please see THIS PAGE.

[updated September 8, 2020]

CAN ALSO START HERE

Same sort of website that describes the instrument families and their roles in the orchestra

[updated August 28, 2020]


SOMETHING TO START WITH


This website gives quick overviews of each of the instruments we're going to 
be working with this year.

Filling out the form will NOT register your child! It's just an interest/information website! Stay tuned for the beginning band and orchestra registration link!

Also be sure to go to the "REMOTE LESSONS" page for more information
and details about our plan to make music this year.


[update August 21, 2020]
WELCOME TO 2020-2021!!
 
                                             


THERE WILL BE BAND AND ORCHESTRA THIS YEAR!

We don't know when, 
We don't know what it will look like,
And we don't know how we're going to get instruments to you.

But, please, be patient, and we will get this all figured out!  
We will send you a greeting this week to your classrooms,
and, at some point, we'll get to see you all 
and make music with you!

To get started, check out the "REMOTE LESSONS" page.
Come back to this page frequently.

Why music? During this time of uncertainty, music is a great way to connect with yourself and others. It's a great workout for your brain and it's just really fun! Watch this short clip on why YOU should learn to play a musical instrument!

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Mr. Alcorn and Ms. Rutka

If you have questions, please leave a message for one of us using the 
"Contact" page link up above.