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Beginning Level

General Information
The Poudre School District Beginning Music Program is open to any student currently in 5th grade that will be attending a PSD middle school next year. Students in grades 6-12 can also take beginning classes to learn an instrument if they didn't learn one in 6th grade, or if they are wanting to learn a new instrument

In the summer, classes are taught in like instrument, or like family groups (only trumpets, or high strings). This allows us to focus on the basics of each instrument, and move at a faster pace then we are able to during the year when a typical band class might have eight to fourteen different instruments, each with different playing techniques.

Classes are taught by professional music educators - often by the teachers students will have either in middle school or high school. For that reason, we recommend that students attend the site closest to their home school - students ill not only get to know their future music teachers, but many of the students that will be in their band and orchestra classes in the fall as well.

Registration Required
All students are required to register for the summer music program. Click THIS LINK for a copy of the registration information to register and pay via School Pay.  Click here for a link to School pay to register. if you want to pay by cash or check - Click Here for a form you can fill out and give to your current director, or mail as indicated.


Deadline to Register is July 13 if registering via School Pay, or June 8 if registering with a paper form and a check.
If you send in your registration and payment by the deadline, you are guaranteed a spot in the class at the site you request.  If you miss the deadline to register - you are welcome to still participate (the deadline is used simply to guarantee classes will be offered and so we know how many staff members to hire).  

TO PARTICIPATE IF YOU MISS THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE: - Start by printing off a paper registration form (HERE)
DO NOT mail or deliver your registration. Click on the Class Offerings link to the left.  If a class is not listed as closed - you can simply bring your registration form and check with you to the first class meeting.  If the class is forced to close because too many people show up the first day, you are welcome to attend a different site or time.