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Music in the Schools: After-School Programs

Playing with Strings – Group string instruction

Group string instruction for 3rd through 6th Graders from Academy, Green Street and Oak Grove Schools, and home schoolers.

Level 1:  Beginning Violin, viola, cello group Instruction for 3rd – 6th graders
Students will enjoy this unique opportunity to learn to play a string instrument with their friends.  Students will learn the basics of string instrument technique, reading music, and proper ensemble etiquette. Students will have the choice of violin, viola, or cello.

  • Held after-school on Thursdays until 4:00 pm at Academy School
  • Bus Service to Academy provided, but parental pickup required at 4:00.
  • Instruction provided free by the BMC and WSESU
  • Materials fee: $10
  • Instrument rental approximately $10-$15/month.   A limited number of loaner instruments available.
  • First session is September 27th, 2018

 Level 2:  Group instruction for students, grades 4-6, who already have some experience playing a string instrument. The ideal next step for those who participated in teh level 1 after school program last year,  and any others with some prior experience.  Students will strengthen basic technique and expand their music reading skills.  Students will also be encouraged to join the Tigers Ensemble or BMC Youth Orchestra to experience the challenges and fun of playing in an orchestra setting.

  • Held after-school on Tuesdays until 4:00 pm at Academy School
  • Bus Service to Academy provided, but parental pickup required at 4:00.
  • Instruction provided free by the BMC and WSESU
  • Materials fee: $10
  • Instrument rental approimately $10-$15/month.   A limited number of loaner instruments available.
  • First session is September 25th, 2018

Home schoolers are welcome to participate in these.  

 

REGISTRATION FOR AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS:

Forms are also available at the three Brattleboro Elementary school offices or by contacting the BMC. 802.257.4523 or info@bmcvtorg.

For information on how your school can become part of the Music in the Schools program please contact Carol Compton at 802-257-4523 or carol@bmcvt.org.

  • BMC Bravo SocietyThe Brattleboro Music Center relies on volunteers in the community who give generously of their time. We are pleased to honor the following for their help from June through October 2019:
    Tanya Balsley, Karen Becker, Chris Bowen, Deb Bunker, Tim Callahan, Amy Cann, Peter Case, Lisa Cox, Doug Cox, Walter Cramer, Judy Fink, Rob Freeberg, Bill Gottesman, Lerna Gottesman, Freddie Hart, Kimi Hasegawa, Jenny Holan, Dawn Kersula, Bruce Landenberger, Meg Lyons, Joe Madison, Sheila Magnuson, Jim Maxwell, Raquel Moreno, Guy Payne, Didi and Matt Prignano, Alison Schantz, Joe Sylvester, Melissa Trainor and Bob Wickberg

The Brattleboro Music Center

72 Blanche Moyse Way
Brattleboro, VT  05301

(802) 257-4523

info@bmcvt.org

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