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Elementary Band and Strings

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Registration for the 2021-2022 Band and Strings Program
is open between March 15, 2021 and September 30, 2021.

Click
on this LINK to register



 Please Note:
  • There is NO fee to withdraw from the 2021-2022 program prior to June 15, 2021. 
  • Students who withdraw after June 15 will be charged a $75 fee.

Late Registration begins March 15 and ends September 30, 2021. Enrolment during Late Registration is based on class size, as well as school site offerings (determined after registration in March). Late Registration for the 2021-2022 school year is $545.

To register for the NVSD Band or Strings Program via School Cash Online, please click on this LINK.


 


Overview


The Elementary Band and Strings Program is a unique instrumental music program that is distinctive to the North Vancouver School District.

The program complements the BC Ministry of Education's Arts Education curriculum and provides school-based instrumental ensemble instruction to students in the intermediate grades (Grades 5 - 7 for Band and Grades 4 - 7 for Strings).

One of the finest instrumental programs in British Columbia, the Elementary Band and Strings Program offers students a wonderful opportunity to receive instrumental instruction in a group setting, and represents the start of an exciting musical journey that students can follow through to the end of their secondary school years.

As decades of research have conclusively revealed, involvement in a music program can benefit children's academic and social-emotional development, providing an opportunity to develop a child's musicianship and creativity (Hallam, S. 2016). Further, there is a strong correlation indicating that music education promotes social skills, teaches discipline, and elevates confidence for our children.

Additionally, research has shared with us that musical training early in life improves how the brain processes sound, and the benefits of early exposure to music education last well into adulthood, years after the training has ceased. With this, the study of music in an ensemble has been shown to increase the capacity of memory, enhance perseverance, and self-expression.


 



About the Band Program

Band instruction is open to all students in Grades 5 to 7.

  • The Beginning Band Program is available to students in Grades 5 through 7 who are new to the Band Program.
  • The Continuing Band Program is offered to students in Grade 6 through 7 who have played their instrument for at least one year.

The NVSD will be offering Band programs at many of our schools*. Programs offered at each school, will only run if there is sufficient enrolment by March 5, 2021. If you have registered your child for a program that is unable to run due to low enrolment, you will receive a full refund.   

*The following schools will not be offering registration for a band program for the 2021-2022 school year: Montroyal, Norgate, and Larson.

For the 2021-2022 school year, the NVSD will not be offering programming to students who have requested taking classes at a neighbouring school.


About the Strings Program

Strings instruction is open to students in Grades 4 to 7.

  • The Beginning String Program is available to students in Grades 4 to 7 who are new to the String Program.
  • The Continuing String Program is available to students in Grades 5 to 7 who have played their instrument for at least one year.

The NVSD will be offering a Strings Program at Braemar, Canyon Heights, Cleveland, Dorothy Lynas, Highlands, Larson, Montroyal, and Ross Road.

For the 2021-2022 school year, the NVSD will not be offering programming to students who have requested taking classes at a neighbouring school.

Programs at schools will only run if there is sufficient enrolment by March 5, 2021. If you have registered for a program which is unable to run due to low enrolment, you will receive a full refund.  


 

Band and Strings Program Tuition


The Band and Strings Program is directly funded by registration fees. 

During our registration period, January 15 to March 5, payment for the Band and Strings Program can be made in a single payment or instalments through School Cash Online. If you register in January, your payments from February 1 to September 1 will be under $60 per month (8 instalments). The earlier the payments begin, the lower the monthly fees by instalment. The final installment date is September 1, 2021.

Registration fees from January 15 to March 5, 2021: $470. (same price as 2020/21)

Late Registration* fees from March 15 to September 30, 2021: $545.

*The monthly instalment plan is NOT available for Late Registration. 

For information about Band and Strings instruments, please follow this LINK. 


Withdrawals


All requests for refunds must be done in writing by completing a withdrawal form and submitting it to your child’s school office.
 
Full refunds will be processed until June 15, 2021. 

After June 15, a $75 non-refundable fee will be charged. No refunds will be issued after September 30, 2021. 

Band and strings withdrawal form.pdf


Questions?

If you have questions or require more information about the Elementary Band and Strings program, please contact bandandstring@sd44.ca.


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