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Elementary Band and Strings
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Overview

 

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 image below to download the 2020/21 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.

Children 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

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.

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 2020/21 school year starts on January 22, 2020.Sherwood Pk Band.DoubleExposure-5143.jpg

 

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, 2020.

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.

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 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

Instruments

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. 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.

Schedule for the 2019-2020 school year

 

TeacherSchoolProgramDay/TimeDay/TimeProgramDay/TimeDay/Time
Capri, JoshuaBraemarBeginning BandTues. 1:40 - 2:20Thurs. 8:40 - 9:20Continuing BandTues. 1:00 - 1:40Thurs. 8:00 - 8:40
​Canyon HeightsBeginning BandMon. 8:40 - 9:20Wed.  10:45 - 11:25Continuing BandMon. 8:00 - 8:40Wed.  11:25 - 12:05
​EastviewBeginning BandMon. 1:30 - 2:10Wed. 12:50 - 1:30Continuing BandMon. 12:50 - 1:30Wed. 1:30 - 2:10
​Lynn ValleyBeginning BandWed. 8:40 - 9:20Fri. 10:45 - 11:25Continuing BandWed. 8:00 - 8:40Fri. 11:25 - 12:05
​MontroyalBeginning BandTues. 8:40 - 9:20Fri. 1:40 - 2:20Continuing BandTues. 8:00 - 8:40Fri. 1:00 - 1:40
​QueensburyBeginning BandTues. 11:25 - 12:05Fri. 8:40-9:20Continuing BandTues. 10:45 - 11:25Fri. 8:00 - 8:40
Piggott, BillUpper LynnBeginning BandTues. 8:50 - 9:40Thurs. 8:00 - 8:45Continuing BandTue. 8:00 - 8:45Thurs. 8:50 - 9:40
Rogers, JohnBoundaryBeginning BandWed. 8:00 - 8:40Fri. 8:50 - 9:30Continuing BandWed. 8:50 - 9:30Fri. 8:00 - 8:40
Roumeliotis, KostasBlueridgeBeginning BandMon. 10:40 - 11:20Wed. 1:20 - 2:00Continuing BandMon. 11:20 - 12:00Wed. 2:00 - 2:40
​Cove CliffBeginning BandWed. 8:00 - 8:40Fri. 10:40 - 11:20Continuing BandWed. 8:40 - 9:20Fri. 11:20 - 12:00
​Dorothy LynasBeginning BandMon. 8:10 - 8:50Thurs. 1:00 - 2:00Continuing BandMon. 8:50 - 9:30Thurs. 2:00 - 3:00
​LynnmourBeginning BandWed. 10:40Fri. 8:10 - 8:50Continuing BandWed. 11:20Fri. 8:50 - 9:30
​Seymour HeightsBeginning BandTues. 8:10 - 8:50Thurs. 10:40 - 11:20Continuing BandTues. 8:50 - 9:30Thurs. 11:20 - 12:00
​Sherwood ParkBeginning BandTues. 10:40 - 11:20Thurs. 8:10 - 8:50Continuing BandTues. 11:20 - 12:00Thurs. 8:50 - 9:30
Schwarzbach, GenevieveBrooksbankBeginning BandTues. 8:00 - 8:40Thurs. 8:40 - 9:20Continuing BandTues. 8:40 - 9:20Thurs. 8:00 - 8:40
Solomakha, AlexeiCapilanoBeginning BandWed.  7:50 - 8:30Fri.  1:00  -  1:40Continuing BandWed.  8:30 - 9:10Fri.  1:40  -  2:20
​CarisbrookeBeginning BandWed.  10:40  -  11:20Fri.  8:00  -  8:40Continuing BandWed. 11:20 - 12 p.m.
Fri.  8:40  -  9:20
​ClevelandBeginning BandTues.  11:25  -  12:05Thurs.  8:40  -  9:20Continuing BandTues.  10:45  -  11:25Thurs.  7:50  -  8:30
​HighlandsBeginning BandTues.  8:00  -  8:40Fri.  11:20  -  12:00Continuing BandTues.  8:40  -  9:20Fri.  10:40 - 11:20
​LarsonBeginning BandMon.  12:20  -  1:00Thurs.  10:40  -  11:20Continuing BandMon.  11:40  -  12:20Thurs.  11:20 - 12:00
​Ross RoadBeginning BandMon.  8:00  -  8:40Thurs.  1:00  -  1:40Continuing BandMon.  8:40  -  9:20Thurs.  1:40  -  2:20
Voth, AndrewRidgewayBeginning BandMon.  8:00  -  8:40Wed.  8:00  -  8:40Continuing BandTues.  8:00  -  8:40Thurs.  8:00  -  8:40
Smith, EllenBraemarBeginning StringsTues.  8:00  -  8:40Thurs. 11:25 - 12:05Continuing StringsTues  8:40 - 9:20Thurs. 10:45 - 11:25
​Canyon HeightsBeginning StringsMon.  1:00  -  1:40Wed. 8:00 - 8:40Continuing StringsMon.  1:40  -  2:20Wed. 8:40 - 9:20
​Dorothy LynasBeginning StringsMon.  10:45  -  11:25Thurs.  8:40 - 9:20Continuing StringsMon.  11:20  -  12:00Thurs.  8:00 - 8:40
​LarsonBeginning StringsTues. 11:25 - 12:05Fri. 8:00 - 8:40Continuing StringsTues 10:45 - 11:25Fri. 8:40 - 9:20
​Ross RoadBeginning StringsTues.  1:00  -  1:40Fri. 12:35 - 1:15Continuing StringsTues.  1:40  -  2:20Fri.  11:55 - 12:35
​Seymour HeightsBeginning StringsMon.  8:00 - 8:40Thurs.  1:40 - 2:20Continuing StringsMon.  8:40  -  9:20Thurs.  1:00  -  1:40
Kabok, SabClevelandBeginning StringsTues. 8:40 - 9:20Fri. 1:40 - 2:20Continuing StringsTues. 8:00 - 8:40Fri. 1:00 - 1:40
​HighlandsBeginning StringsMon. 8:40 - 9:20Thurs. 1:45 - 2:25Continuing StringsMon. 8:00 - 8:40Thurs. 1:05 - 1:45
​MontroyalBeginning StringsTues. 1:00 - 1:40Thurs. 12:10 - 12:50Continuing StringsMon. 1:50 - 2:30Wed. 12:10 - 12:50


Note: The 2020-21 schedule will be posted in early June.


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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