The Elementary Band and Strings
program is a unique instrumental music program that is distinct to the
North Vancouver School District. The Program provides school-based
instrumental instruction to students in the intermediate grades (Grades
5 - 7 for Band and Grades 4 - 7 for Strings).
The Elementary Band
and Strings program is one of the finest instrumental programs in
British Columbia and complements the BC Ministry of Education's Arts
Involvement in a music program can benefit children’s academic and social-emotional development, and provides an opportunity to develop a child’s musicianship and creativity (Hallam, S. 2016).
About the Band Program
Band is offered for students in grades 5 to 7 on-site at all elementary
schools in North Vancouver, with the exception of Norgate, Queen Mary, and Westview.
from all schools are welcome to register for band.
If band is not offered at your child's school, you may choose to attend at another school or
receive a full refund prior to the start of instruction. Transportation to and from band is the responsibility of parents.
About the Strings Program
instruction is open to all students in grades 4-7. Strings classes are
offered at the following schools: Braemar, Canyon Heights, Cleveland,
Dorothy Lynas, Highlands, Larson, Montroyal, Ross Road and Seymour Heights.
Students from schools other than those listed as
providing Strings programs are welcome to join, but will have to travel
to one of the schools offering the program.
Transportation to and from strings instruction is the responsibility of parents.
Elementary Band and Strings Program is not part of the regular school
curriculum and is funded by registration fees. Registration for Elementary Band and Strings Program for the 2020/21 school year starts on January 22, 2020.
Payments & Fees
Early Bird (January 22 – April 14, 2020): $470
Full Fees (April 15 – Sept 30, 2020): $500
Band and Strings fees are due in full prior to September 1,
Monthly instalments can be set up beginning on the first of the
month (in the month following your registration) through SchoolCash
Online. If you register in January with the Early Bird rate your payments from February 1- September 1 will be under $60 per month (8 instalments). The earlier the payments begin, the lower the monthly fees by instalment.
The North Vancouver School District has a
convenient electronic program for parents/guardians to set up their
payment for the Elementary Band and Strings Program. Parents/guardians
can set up their personal account with School Cash Online. The step-by-step instructions for setting up an account are available by clicking here. To view Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) regarding SchoolCash Online, please click here.
online payment of registration fees is completed, you can print a
receipt for your records. Please retain the receipt for your tax
If you are not able to pay online, in-person
registration must be paid in full. You can drop off cash or a cheque in
the full amount to:
Education Services Centre
2nd Floor - Reception
2121 Lonsdale Avenue
North Vancouver BC
Withdrawals & Refunds
All request for refunds must be done in writing by completing a withdrawal form and submitting it to your child's school office. The fees are fully refundable until June 15, 2020. Please note that refunds may not be processed until September. After June 15, 2020, a $75.00 non-refundable fee will be charged.
NO REFUNDS WILL BE OFFERED AFTER SEPTEMBER 30, 2020, as this is a parent funded program.
Band and Strings Withdrawal Form 2019 - PDF
and Strings registration fees do not include the cost of owning or
renting an instrument. A method and practice book will also be required. A limited number of instrument rentals are available at the North Vancouver School
District's Instrument Room OR from local music stores. For more
information regarding instruments, please click here.
Information for Continuing Band & Strings Students
For Continuing Band and Strings students, NVSD Instrument user fees can be paid using the SchoolCash online system in July.
will be available for pick up after school start up in September 2020. Beginning Band and Strings students will also be able to arrange for instruments in
September and pay the user fees and deposit through SchoolCash online
Schedule for the 2019-2020 school year
|Capri, Joshua||Braemar||Beginning Band||Tues. 1:40 - 2:20||Thurs. 8:40 - 9:20||Continuing Band||Tues. 1:00 - 1:40||Thurs. 8:00 - 8:40|
|||Canyon Heights||Beginning Band||Mon. 8:40 - 9:20||Wed. 10:45 - 11:25||Continuing Band||Mon. 8:00 - 8:40||Wed. 11:25 - 12:05|
|||Eastview||Beginning Band||Mon. 1:30 - 2:10||Wed. 12:50 - 1:30||Continuing Band||Mon. 12:50 - 1:30||Wed. 1:30 - 2:10|
|||Lynn Valley||Beginning Band||Wed. 8:40 - 9:20||Fri. 10:45 - 11:25||Continuing Band||Wed. 8:00 - 8:40||Fri. 11:25 - 12:05|
|||Montroyal||Beginning Band||Tues. 8:40 - 9:20||Fri. 1:40 - 2:20||Continuing Band||Tues. 8:00 - 8:40||Fri. 1:00 - 1:40|
|||Queensbury||Beginning Band||Tues. 11:25 - 12:05||Fri. 8:40-9:20||Continuing Band||Tues. 10:45 - 11:25||Fri. 8:00 - 8:40|
|Piggott, Bill||Upper Lynn||Beginning Band||Tues. 8:50 - 9:40||Thurs. 8:00 - 8:45||Continuing Band||Tue. 8:00 - 8:45||Thurs. 8:50 - 9:40|
|Rogers, John||Boundary||Beginning Band||Wed. 8:00 - 8:40||Fri. 8:50 - 9:30||Continuing Band||Wed. 8:50 - 9:30||Fri. 8:00 - 8:40|
|Roumeliotis, Kostas||Blueridge||Beginning Band||Mon. 10:40 - 11:20||Wed. 1:20 - 2:00||Continuing Band||Mon. 11:20 - 12:00||Wed. 2:00 - 2:40|
|||Cove Cliff||Beginning Band||Wed. 8:00 - 8:40||Fri. 10:40 - 11:20||Continuing Band||Wed. 8:40 - 9:20||Fri. 11:20 - 12:00|
|||Dorothy Lynas||Beginning Band||Mon. 8:10 - 8:50||Thurs. 1:00 - 2:00||Continuing Band||Mon. 8:50 - 9:30||Thurs. 2:00 - 3:00|
|||Lynnmour||Beginning Band||Wed. 10:40||Fri. 8:10 - 8:50||Continuing Band||Wed. 11:20||Fri. 8:50 - 9:30|
|||Seymour Heights||Beginning Band||Tues. 8:10 - 8:50||Thurs. 10:40 - 11:20||Continuing Band||Tues. 8:50 - 9:30||Thurs. 11:20 - 12:00|
|||Sherwood Park||Beginning Band||Tues. 10:40 - 11:20||Thurs. 8:10 - 8:50||Continuing Band||Tues. 11:20 - 12:00||Thurs. 8:50 - 9:30|
|Schwarzbach, Genevieve||Brooksbank||Beginning Band||Tues. 8:00 - 8:40||Thurs. 8:40 - 9:20||Continuing Band||Tues. 8:40 - 9:20||Thurs. 8:00 - 8:40|
|Solomakha, Alexei||Capilano||Beginning Band||Wed. 7:50 - 8:30||Fri. 1:00 - 1:40||Continuing Band||Wed. 8:30 - 9:10||Fri. 1:40 - 2:20|
|||Carisbrooke||Beginning Band||Wed. 10:40 - 11:20||Fri. 8:00 - 8:40||Continuing Band||Wed. 11:20 - 12 p.m.||Fri. 8:40 - 9:20|
|||Cleveland||Beginning Band||Tues. 11:25 - 12:05||Thurs. 8:40 - 9:20||Continuing Band||Tues. 10:45 - 11:25||Thurs. 7:50 - 8:30|
|||Highlands||Beginning Band||Tues. 8:00 - 8:40||Fri. 11:20 - 12:00||Continuing Band||Tues. 8:40 - 9:20||Fri. 10:40 - 11:20|
|||Larson||Beginning Band||Mon. 12:20 - 1:00||Thurs. 10:40 - 11:20||Continuing Band||Mon. 11:40 - 12:20||Thurs. 11:20 - 12:00|
|||Ross Road||Beginning Band||Mon. 8:00 - 8:40||Thurs. 1:00 - 1:40||Continuing Band||Mon. 8:40 - 9:20||Thurs. 1:40 - 2:20|
|Voth, Andrew||Ridgeway||Beginning Band||Mon. 8:00 - 8:40||Wed. 8:00 - 8:40||Continuing Band||Tues. 8:00 - 8:40||Thurs. 8:00 - 8:40|
|Smith, Ellen||Braemar||Beginning Strings||Tues. 8:00 - 8:40||Thurs. 11:25 - 12:05||Continuing Strings||Tues 8:40 - 9:20||Thurs. 10:45 - 11:25|
|||Canyon Heights||Beginning Strings||Mon. 1:00 - 1:40||Wed. 8:00 - 8:40||Continuing Strings||Mon. 1:40 - 2:20||Wed. 8:40 - 9:20|
|||Dorothy Lynas||Beginning Strings||Mon. 10:45 - 11:25||Thurs. 8:40 - 9:20||Continuing Strings||Mon. 11:20 - 12:00||Thurs. 8:00 - 8:40|
|||Larson||Beginning Strings||Tues. 11:25 - 12:05||Fri. 8:00 - 8:40||Continuing Strings||Tues 10:45 - 11:25||Fri. 8:40 - 9:20|
|||Ross Road||Beginning Strings||Tues. 1:00 - 1:40||Fri. 12:35 - 1:15||Continuing Strings||Tues. 1:40 - 2:20||Fri. 11:55 - 12:35|
|||Seymour Heights||Beginning Strings||Mon. 8:00 - 8:40||Thurs. 1:40 - 2:20||Continuing Strings||Mon. 8:40 - 9:20||Thurs. 1:00 - 1:40|
|Kabok, Sab||Cleveland||Beginning Strings||Tues. 8:40 - 9:20||Fri. 1:40 - 2:20||Continuing Strings||Tues. 8:00 - 8:40||Fri. 1:00 - 1:40|
|||Highlands||Beginning Strings||Mon. 8:40 - 9:20||Thurs. 1:45 - 2:25||Continuing Strings||Mon. 8:00 - 8:40||Thurs. 1:05 - 1:45|
|||Montroyal||Beginning Strings||Tues. 1:00 - 1:40||Thurs. 12:10 - 12:50||Continuing Strings||Mon. 1:50 - 2:30||Wed. 12:10 - 12:50|
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