JOINING BAND FOR THE FIRST TIME...
In September Mrs. Fitzpatrick, the District Band Director, will visit 4th, 5th, and 6th grade elementary classes in the district giving students the opportunity to learn more information about being in band as well as being given the opportunity to try an instrument or two!
Next, the parent and child interested in Band should attend the Band Parent Information Night in September. This night gives the parents the opportunity to hear the information about band and to ask questions.
Finally, the last step is to attend the final registration in October to officially sign up for Beginning Band. The registration will be at Roosevelt Junior High (111 W. 146th Street--Dolton) At this time you will have individual time with the director and director's helpers to try instruments, make sure you have or have ordered all necessary materials and to have any lingering questions answered. Lessons will begin about two weeks after the final registration and continue throughout the school year.