Grade 6 & 7 Band Program @ Coghlan | Fort Langley | North Otter | Peterson Road

2021|22 ELEMENTARY BAND REGISTRATION This is the registration link for the program and please find attached a PDF version of the information below as well.

June 1, 2021

Dear grade 5 and 6 families,

We are very excited to let you know that next year’s grade 6 and 7 students will have the opportunity to take Band again in 2021/22. Students will have the option of selecting Band another Fine Arts/Music option at their school to be determined We have run band successfully during the 2020/21 academic year with all Covid safety protocols in place and we are very hopeful that we may be able to return to some of the additional activities the band would normally undertake during the year including concerts, festivals and even hopefully the return of the award-winning DW Poppy Elementary Honour Band. Know that all decisions will be based on ensuring a safe and positive environment for your kids to learn an instrument with their friends at school.

Beyond experiencing the joy of making music, involvement in band develops of a group of friends that lasts a lifetime and establishes some rather profound environmental influences which will help determine many of your child’s successes in school well beyond music. We know that engaged band students represent the top of the academic scale in school, they average higher scores on SAT tests, indicating stronger verbal and math skills. We also know that most band students enjoy a successful academic high school career, go on to post-secondary education and become the leaders in our society. The top academic achiever and the band student are one and the same.

 Membership in band is one of the most positive experiences you can offer your child, helping nurture and develop self-discipline, social and communication skills, positive self-image, cooperation and creativity through their study of music. It is an investment in your child’s future as these life-skills will be an important foundation for the various responsibilities they take on later in life.

Here is the online 2021|22 ELEMENTARY BAND REGISTRATION. Please complete the registration online by Tuesday, June 15 or print off the attached PDF (your child will also receive a hard-copy at school the week of June 7th) and return it to your child’s school by Tuesday, June 15.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at mfollett@sd35.bc.ca and  we will get back to you as quickly as possible, and we look forward to working with your kids in September!

Mr. Follett & Mr. Steeves