• Our instrumental music program becomes available to students when they enter 5th grade. In the spring of every school year we introduce our 4th graders to the instrumental music program.  We offer instruction on the following instruments:

    ORCHESTRA: Violin, Viola, #Cello, #Bass

    BAND: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Saxophone, *French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, **Baritone, **Tuba, Percussion.

    • *PCSD provides these instruments.
    • **PCSD provides 2 instruments; one for home, one for school.
    • #PCSD provides an instrument for school, students rent one for home.
  • Our instrument selection process for Spring 2021 is as follows:

    Introduction to instruments

    • Students will learn about the instruments and watch our PCSD band/orchestra video in general music class.

    Communication with parents:

    • Parents will receive several emails from the PCSD Music Standards Leader and/or building principals with information about the 5th grade band and orchestra programs, and the instrument selection process
      • Link to PCSD Website
        • Watch our video, featuring PCSD alumni demonstrating the instruments!
        • Click the link for '5th grade' to fill out the instrument selection form
        • Click the link for 'FAQ' (Frequently Asked Questions)

    Instrument selection form, due May 12th

    • We will make every effort to make sure students get their first choice because we know how motivation plays a key role in success. However, we do need to maintain a balance within our ensembles, so there is a limit to the number of students we can have on certain instruments. 
    • There is space at the end of the form to give us more information about your child if you wish

    Band/Orchestra information goes home Friday, May 21st

    • Students will find out which instrument they will be playing, information about our program, a supply list, information about our recommended instrument brands and contact information for the local music stores.

    Register your child for band or orchestra by June 4th:

    • Link to registration form on PCSD music website

    Summer Lesson opportunities!

    • Summer Enrichment Institute is offering music lessons for students wishing to get a head start on their instruments! This is highly encouraged!
      • Link to website
    • List of private lesson teachers in the Rochester area
  • Summer lessons  

    It's a GREAT idea to get a head start on your child's musical instruction. Consult the list included in the packet you received for recommendations, or contact Mrs. Regan for a referral.