Bergen Valley         Elk Creek            Marshdale          Parmalee          West Jefferson ES          Wilmot

Beginning classes-offered to 4th and 5th grade studentsAdvanced classes-offered to 5th grade students (beginning class on same instrument prerequisite)
Instruction provided for the following instruments:Orchestra: violin, viola, cello, upright string bassBand: flute,  clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, horn, trombone, baritone, percussion

Welcome to our web page! If you are  seeking information about  our band or orchestra classes, you are in the right place.

2022-23 schedules and information on this webpage are up to date as of 3-16-23

May 2023 Concerts 

Complete Concert/rehearsal Schedule by group 2022-23 school year

A reminder note will be sent home in April. Concert dress is white collared shirt, black pants or dress, dark shoes.

Evergreen Beginners Concert

(Bergen V., Parmalee, Wilmot Elem.)

May 18 concert @Evergreen Middle-gym

6:15pm report - concert at 7:00pm

Advanced Band

 May 10 rehearsal @Marshdale Elem. gym 4:30-6:00pm

May 11 concert  (w/ Adv. Orch.) @West Jefferson Middle-gym  

6:15pm report concert at 7:00pm

Advanced Orchestra

May 8 rehearsal @Marshdale Elem. gym 4:30-6:00pm

May 11 concert (w/Adv. Band)  @West Jefferson Middle -gym 

6:15pm report concert at 7:00pm

Conifer Beginners Concert

(Elk Creek, Marshdale, West Jefferson Elem.)

May 9 concert @West Jefferson Middle-gym

6:15pm report concert at 7:00pm

2022-23 Band and Orchestra-REGISTER and SIGN UP HERE

All new and returning band and orchestra students must sign up

Classes begin August 30-September 2, 2022!

2022-23 Online Parent Information -Packet/Folder Documents

The following  information from our parent information packet is available on this web page: 

Beware  of ISO's (Instrument Shaped Objects) Seriously, see below...Mr. Weedman's "sage" instrument advice:Your student needs a quality instrument to be successful. We will not have classroom time to constantly fix slipping string pegs made out of soft wood, adjust bridges fit poorly, unstick valves that were machined lopsided from soft metal,  attempt to tune snare drum heads that have more in common with a tortilla than an instrument, or search for woodwind parts that constantly fall out , etc. Seriously, we get a short amount of time per class. Let's make it count toward instruction- not repair. As we say every year...BEWARE of ISO's (Instrument Shaped Objects) from worldwide online retailers. For years they have beckoned parents and students like sirens in the sea. However, they are likely of poor construction, they are not assembled well, and materials used are not durable. Playing one is like driving a car with triangle wheels. It just doesn't make sense. Yes, the ones for a really great price from the online company that is named after a South American rain forest are most likely ISO's.  Please, please, please avoid ISO's. 

Yes, we are in person this year!!!

Sign up on our Google form for this year. All students must sign up online.  

Check out these quick short movie trailers! Exciting!!!!

2020-21 Promo Trailer Band and Orchestra

String Family Orchestra Promo Trailer

Woodwind Family Promo Trailer

Brass Family Promo Trailer

Percussion Promo Trailer

Recruitment poster

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