WELCOME TO DURFEE'S 2019-2020 DRAGON BAND!!Second year members will start sessions the week of 8/26/19 (at the latest)BEGINNING BAND:Here is your first required form: JOIN BAND TODAYMrs. Walczyk will be going in to both 5th grade classrooms in the next week to present BAND and pass out necessary forms.PLEASE turn in forms ASAP.PLEASE try to rent an instrument from a local music store.PLEASE buy Essential Elements Book 1 for the specific instrument.If you cannot afford to rent through the local music stores, DPS61 has a musical instrument library intended for distribution to ONLY ASPIRERS WHO ARE TRULY IN NEED, and are an incredibly RESPONSIBLE, DEPENDABLE student, recommended by the principal. The rental for the year is $30.
2018 - 2019 SCHOOL YEAR
Daily practice is EXPECTED in order to make required progressTo ensure success,ENCOURAGE DAILY PRACTICE!!Playing a musical instrument is a very physical (& mental) process.If the student is not practicing REGULARLY, there's a good chancethe student will not experience success, and will not enjoy what should bea motivating and exciting experience.Practicing IS homework, and it MUST be regular.Any loaner instrument issued is the student's andparent/guardian's responsibility. Please do not let ANYONEplay with, or touch the loaner instrument other than the student to which it has been issued.The students are given specific instructions on how to handle their instrument,and they are told NOT TO LET ANYONE ELSE TOUCH IT.Please follow these simple instructions.**PLEASE NOTE: The DPS Foundationdoes NOT have percussion instruments for loan.ALL STUDENTS NEED TO PURCHASE THEIR OWN BOOK.WAY TO GO ON THE 2016 - 2017 SCHOOL YEAR!!!ALL STUDENTS NEED THEIR OWN BOOK.Any questions or concerns, please email Mrs. Walczyk: