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Elementary Band and Strings


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Overview


Elementary Band and Strings 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 B.C. 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).


 



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 Grade 5 through 7 students, who have played their instrument for at least one year.Band classes are offered on-site at many of our schools within our district. 

Band classes are also offered at District HUB sites if your school does not offer an on-site band program.

At each District HUB site, classes are scheduled outside of class time, to ensure all students in our district have access to enrol and participate in band if their home school does not offer on-site programming.

The District HUB schools for band this year are:

Canyon Heights, Beginning Band
Canyon Heights, Continuing Band
Dorothy Lynas, Beginning Band
Lynnmour, Continuing Band


Note: Transportation to and from band is the responsibility of the parent/guardian.

Band fees are due IN FULL by September 1, 2020. Monthly instalments can be set up beginning on the first month, in the month following your registration, through School Cash Online. The earlier you register, the smaller your monthly instalments will be. 

To support our families at this difficult time, we have maintained our Early Bird rate of $470 into the fall.


Withdrawals & Refunds


All requests for refunds must be done in writing by completing a withdrawal form and submitting it to your child’s school office.  Withdrawal forms are available HERE. 

Full refunds will be processed until June 15, 2020  after which time a $75 non-refundable fee with be withheld.

Please note: NO REFUNDS will be offered AFTER September 30, 2020, as this is a parent-funded program.

 

About the Strings Program


Strings instruction is open to all 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.
String classes are offered on-site at many of our schools within our district. 
 
String classes are also offered at District HUB sites if your school does not offer an on-site strings program. At each District HUB site, classes are scheduled outside of class time, to ensure all students in our district have access to enrol and participate in strings if their home school does not offer on-site programming.
 
The District HUB schools for strings this year are:
 
Dorothy Lynas, Beginning Strings
Larson, Continuing Strings
 
Note: Transportation to and from strings classes is the responsibility of the parent/guardian.
 
String fees are due IN FULL by September 1, 2020. Monthly instalments can be set up beginning on the first month, in the month following your registration, through School Cash Online. The earlier you register, the smaller your monthly instalments will be. 
 
To support our families at this difficult time, we have maintained our Early Bird rate of $470 into the fall.

 

Withdrawals & Refunds


All requests for refunds must be done in writing by completing a withdrawal form and submitting it to your child’s school office.  Withdrawal forms are available HERE. 

Full refunds will be processed until June 15, 2020  after which time a $75 non-refundable fee with be withheld.

Please note: NO REFUNDS will be offered AFTER September 30, 2020, as this is a parent-funded program.


Frequently Asked Questions


Please see our curated FAQ regarding the band and strings program.


Other 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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