During the week of September 14th, Mr. Meyer will email out a link, as well as post one on the Band website, to the official 5th Grade Beginning Band Registration Form. He will also communicate information about how to acquire an instrument at that time.
Small group instruction is furnished free of charge by the school. Your child will need an instrument, a red Tradition of Excellence method book, miscellaneous supplies particular to their instrument (i.e. valve oil, reeds), and a music stand. For your convenience, arrangements have been made with Quinlan & Fabish Music Company to provide a low cost rent-to-own program whereby you may rent an instrument for your child. They offer a very affordable 4-month introductory rental program. We have worked with Quinlan & Fabish for many years and strongly feel that the quality of their rental instruments is second to none. Through the years, our experience has proven many times over that the quality of an instrument is an incredibly important factor in the success of the student.
You will be able to order your instrument and the additional necessary supplies through the Q&F website (www.qandf.com) or over the phone at (630) 654-4111.
If you have a used instrument at home that you would like your child to play, please contact Mr. Meyer about it. It may need to be sent to a repair shop before the start of lessons. Even if you already have an instrument, you will still need to acquire the music stand, method book, and miscellaneous supplies. If you are not sure you can afford to rent an instrument, we can help. Please contact Mr. Meyer about renting a school-owned instrument.
If you have any questions about registering, please call Mr. Meyer at 630-493-8377 by Friday, September 18th to register your child over the phone or through e-mail.
We plan to have an instrument and supplies pick-up event at Lisle Elementary on Thursday, September 17th from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. You will be able to pick up your instrument in-person! Please come at your convenience any time between these hours.
We CANNOT wait to get started! Please call or e-mail if you have any questions!
First Lesson Videos When you get home from Registration, first lesson videos will be available on our website! Please try to watch them before your first lesson so you get a head start! You can find them here.