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Elementary Band and Strings
Registration for Elementary Band and Strings Program Now Open
Early Bird (February 20 - April 19, 2019)
Full Fees (April 20, 2019 - onward)
Registration for Elementary Band and Strings Program Now Open

Early Bird (February 20 - April 19, 2019)
Full Fees (April 20, 2019 - onward)

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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 Education curriculum.

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).

Click here or on the images below to download the 2019/20 Band and Strings Flyer and Parent Letter in PDF format.

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About the Band Program

Elementary 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 due to insufficient program enrolment at those locations.

Children from all schools are welcome to register for band.

If band is not offered at your child's school due to low enrollment 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.

Please note that students enrolled in the Band Program at Lynnmour Elementary have one lesson per week on site and one lesson per week at Seymour Heights Elementary.

About the Strings Program

Strings 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. (Seymour Heights strings students currently have one class per week at Dorothy Lynas.)

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.

Registration Details

The 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 2019/20 school year starts on February 20, 2019.Sherwood Pk Band.DoubleExposure-5143.jpg

Payments & Fees

Early Bird (February 20 - April 19, 2019):  $450
Full Fees (April 20, 2019 - onward): $480

Band and Strings fees are due in full prior to September 1st, 2019.

Monthly installments can be set up beginning on the first of the month, in the month following your registration, through SchoolCash Online.

The North Vancouver School District has a convenient electronic program for parents/guardians to setup their payment for the Elementary Band and Strings Program. Parents/guardians can setup 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.

Once online payment of registration fees is completed, you can print a receipt for your records. Please retain the receipt for your tax purposes.

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 15th, 2019 and will be paid in full for the 2019-2020 school year by September. After June 15, a $75.00 non-refundable fee will be charged.

Please note: NO REFUNDS WILL BE OFFERED AFTER SEPTEMBER 30th, 2019 as this is a parent funded program.

Band and Strings Withdrawal Form 2019 - PDF


Band and Strings registration fees do not include the cost of owning or renting an instrument. A method and practice book will also be required. 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.

Instruments will be available for pick up after school start up in September 2019. 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 in September.


If you have questions or require more information about the Elementary Band and Strings program, please contact

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