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

September 2, 2022

Dear Elementary Band Families,

We hope you’ve had a good summer and we look forward to starting the 6/7 bands back up at Coghlan, Fort, Peterson and Otter in the coming weeks. Classes will start without instruments on Monday/Tuesday Sept 12/13 depending upon your child’s school. Instruments, accessories, stands and books ordered online from Tapestry music by September 13 will be delivered on September 15 in preparation for classes the following week


We are very excited to announce the return of the Langley Beginning Band Workshop! On Saturday, September 17 at Langley Fundamental Middle/Secondary School from 9:00-11:00am (please arrive to sign in at 8:45/50 but not before) ALL BEGINNERS IN LANGLEY will be working with specialists on their specific instruments (ie. Flutes will work with a flute teacher, trumpets will work with a trumpet teacher, etc.) to learn setup, how to make their first sound, their first 5 notes, disassembly, instrument cleaning and instrument care. This is the only opportunity for beginners to work with specialists so we hope every beginning musician can attend.

More info will be shared during classes, but please save the morning of Sept 17 if at all possible.

May 2022,

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 2022/23. Students will have the option of selecting Band another Fine Arts/Music option at their school to be determined. We are excited to return to some of the additional activities the band would normally undertake during the year including concerts, festivals, ESPRESSIVO 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 2022|23 ONLINE ELEMENTARY BAND REGISTRATION. Please complete the registration online by MONDAY, MAY 30 or print off the attached PDF (your child will also receive a hard-copy at school) and return it to your child’s school by MONDAY, MAY 30 or scan and email it to me at

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at 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