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Band & Strings Programs: Home

 

Interested in Band and/or Strings this year? 

Email Lauren.peithmann@sau57.org

 

Registration Form and Rental Info

 

Please review the "How to Rent Your Instrument" document below, and then visit the Music and Arts website to rent your instrument! 

HOW TO RENT YOUR INSTRUMENT

MUSIC AND ARTS WEBSITE

Need more info about renting? Check out Music and Arts' Rental Flyer Below!

 


MUSIC AND ARTS RENTAL FLYER

Rental Night Video

Programs

5th Grade Band Program

Participating in a musical performing group is a great way for your child to experience the music program here in Salem.   Playing an instrument is a hands-on, cooperative activity that is designed to use and build upon musical skills and concepts, as well as make connections to core curriculum. Band students will receive in-person instruction weekly. 

NOT SURE WHAT YOU WANT TO PLAY? CLICK THE LINK BELOW! 

CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUMENT EXAMPLE VIDEOS


 


District Strings Program

The District Strings Program is open to all students in grades 3-12 who would like to play violin, viola, or cello. Strings instruction is offered during the school day every week in all buildings! 

NOT SURE WHAT YOU WANT TO PLAY? CLICK THE LINK BELOW! 

CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUMENT EXAMPLE VIDEOS

 


Safety Measures for Band and Strings

Students in Band and Strings will follow the following precautions for safety measures with regard to COVID:

1. Students will be distanced at least 3 feet apart in lessons. 

2. Brass students will use bell covers (provided by the school) on their instruments. 

3. Brass students will empty their condensation into trash barrels or paper towels, not on the floor. 

 

 

 

Contacts

Kristen McDonough
Elementary Band, ALL schools
kristen.mcdonough@sau57.org

Stephen Poirier
Strings, Lancaster/Soule/Barron/Woodbury/SHS
stephen.poirier@sau57.org

Julie Gray
Strings, N. Salem/Fisk
julie.gray@sau57.org 

Lauren Peithmann
K-12 Director of Performing Arts
Lauren.peithmann@sau57.org

Frequently Asked Questions

Can my child take a band instrument AND a string instrument?

    YES!  These programs meet on different days of the week, so they do not conflict.

 

Can my child also participate in Chorus?

    YES!  None of our elementary musical ensembles conflict with each other.

 

What if I have financial concerns?

    You should contact Ms. McDonough (kristen.mcdonough@sau57.org) as soon as possible.  We can help!

 

I have my own instrument/can borrow one.  Can I use that?

    YES!  However, it is a good idea to take a picture or send the instrument info to Ms. McDonough (Band), Mr. Poirier (Strings), or Mrs. Gray (Strings) FIRST to make sure that your instrument is the best option for a beginner musician.

 

Can we purchase our own instrument instead of renting?

    YES!  You should contact Ms. McDonough, Mr. Poirier, or Mrs. Gray with information on the instrument you intend to purchase to ensure that it is an appropriate choice for a beginning musician.