A band program is offered to students in Grades 6 - 8. Registrations are accepted when students are in Grade 5 after the band teacher has conducted an orientation. Due to the scheduling of band, the allocation of staff to band and non-band programs, and the philosophy that one should complete what one starts, we believe that students who have committed to the year cannot opt out.
Please note the following:
§ the band teacher is under the administrative jurisdiction of Lumsden High School (LHS)
§ band classes take place at LHS’s band room
§ students are to use the main entrance at LHS
§ students are to proceed directly to and from LHS
§ instruments are stored in homerooms
§ students not enrolled in band will be formally scheduled in the timetable for Arts Education.
Band classes are offered to grades six, seven, and eight. Classes are during the school day with extra-curricular jazz band for grades seven and eight after school. In order to offer a quality band experience, there is a fee in order to take the class. This fee covers the cost of hiring clinicians, festival registrations, uniform shirt, and helps with the cost of programming such as “Headstart Clinic” for grade 6. Fees are as follows:
Grade 6/7 $35
Grade 8 $30
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