Band & Orchestra

...for the elementary schools of Amherst & Pelham, Massachusetts...

The Massachusetts Amherst and Pelham Elementary schools offer free orchestral instruction for students in third through sixth grades, and free wind instrument instruction for students in fourth through sixth grades. We offer small lesson instruction as well as larger group activities.

Google Classroom codes and joining tutorials:

ALL BEGINNERS google classroom code: dnv35ls

Katie LaFond's google classroom code: ggztewt

Ariel Templeton's Band google classroom code: mxwzgxh

Heather O'Mara and Ariel Templeton's Strings google classroom code: bmrbss7

LaFond 7th grade band club google classroom code: dozeao6


Getting in touch with us

Heather O’Mara, Orchestra omarah@arps.org

Katie LaFond, Amherst Bands lafondk@arps.org

Ariel Templeton, Strings & Winds templetona@arps.org


HOW TO JOIN A GOOGLE CLASS:


How to join a google classroom with a code.webm

HOW TO JOIN VIDEO LESSONS WITH A NICKNAME:


How to join video music lesson with a nickname.webm

Curbside Repairs: Please make an appointment to see us!

Curbside Repairs Elem Inst Music 2020

-Repairs are available by appointment only on Monday, Thursday & Friday mornings at Fort River from 8-9am.

Please email Ms.O'Mara at omarah@arps.org for Monday repairs, Ms. Templeton at templetona@arps.org for Thursday repairs,

and Ms.LaFond at lafondk@arps.org for Friday repairs.




Please watch our video about the instruments available to grade 3:

  • Please note the dates mentioned in this video are from the 2019/2020 school year. Check the website above for any important dates and deadlines for the 2020/2021 school year

  • 3rd grade string will start in January 2021 this year

instrument demo 3.mp4

Please watch our video about the instruments available to grades 4, 5, and 6:

  • Please note the dates mentioned in this video are from the 2019/2020 school year. Check the website above for any important dates and deadlines for the 2020/2021 school year

  • 4th grade band will start in January 2021 this year

instrument demo 4 5 6.mp4