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School office hours this week: Monday, Aug 19 and Wednesday, Aug 21 from 1:00-4:00 pm. Meet the Teacher, Picture Day and Ice Cream Social this Thursday, Aug 22 from 3:00-5:30 pm.

Is Your Student Interested in Band or Orchestra?

We have 3 easy steps to get started for the 2019-2020 school year. The first two steps are for Beginner Band students only; Step 3 should be completed by all Band/Orchestra families.

Step 1) Sign-up for an Instrument Try-It session (click on link below), Beginner Band only

Cost: No Cost
Location: SCCS
Friday, July 12 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM 
Sign-up Instrument Try-It Sessions

Erika Hammerschmidt will give you information about rental/purchase options for your student's instrument at the July 12th Try-It Session. As an alternative: Contact Mrs. Hammerschmidt to make other arrangements if July 12th does not work for you, ehammerschmidt@stccs.com.

 

Step 2) Attend SCCS Summer Band Camp 
Beginner Band only (registration for this Camp will take place in person at the July 12th Try-It session). 
Cost: $75 
Location: SCCS 
Monday - Thursday August 5-8, 2019
Group 1 - 12:00 - 1:30 (Instrument groups TBD)
Group 2 - 1:00 - 2:30 (Instrument groups TBD)

Instrument groups scheduled based on instrument choice and number of participants. Students will learn how to hold the instrument, how to produce the right tone on the instrument, play and read the music notation for the first 5 notes on their instrument, and how to read quarter notes/rests and whole notes. 

As an alternative: if you cannot attend the Summer Band Camp please sign up for 4 weekly private lessons scheduled with me to get your beginner ready for our first band class in September. Lessons are scheduled at my home in Stillwater in August. The cost for 4 thirty minute lessons is $25/lesson = $100.  

 

Step 3) Register and Pay for 2019-2020 Band/Orchestra Ensembles: All Band/Orchestra Students (registration forms available on the SCCS website) 
Cost: $250/Semester 1
Due by Friday, August 23

 

Return form with payment to:
SCCS, Attention Mrs. Hammerschmidt
621 Third Street South, Stillwater, MN  55082

 Please let Mrs. Hammerschmidt know if you have any questions about the start-up process, ehammerschmidt@stccs.com.  Welcome to the wonderful world of Band/Orchestra! I look forward to meeting and working with you and your new musician!