Registration and rental will be on Thursday, September 7th in the Schiesher Large Gym from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Please come at your convenience any time between these hours. Please be prepared to fill out a rental agreement and pay rental fees at the registration. This open house type of registration will allow us to talk with all interested parents and students regarding final instrument selection.
Small group instruction is furnished free of charge by the school. Your child will need an instrument, an instruction book, miscellaneous supplies (i.e. oil, reeds) and a music stand. For your convenience, arrangements have been made with Quinlan & Fabish Music Company to provide a low cost rental 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 important factor in the success of the student.
If you have a used instrument at home you would like your child to play, please bring it to the registration. 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, instruction book and miscellaneous supplies on registration night. If you are not sure you can afford to rent an instrument, we can help. Please speak to Mr. Schraub about renting a school-owned instrument for a cost of only $40 for the entire year.
If you are unable to make it to registration, please call Mr. Schraub at 630-493-8377 by Friday, September 8th to register your child over the phone.
We CANNOT wait to get started! Please call or e-mail if you have any questions!
First Lesson Videos Click on your instrument on the right side of Schiesher Band home page to watch your first lesson videos! Video #1 teaches you how to put your instrument together. Video #2 teaches you how to play your first song! PARENTS- we would like you to watch these videos with your son or daughter to help them out the first time. Have fun with this and do the best you can. You do NOT have to be an expert at this by next week! Just do your best!