Band & Strings Registration
The North Vancouver School District, in cooperation with the
District 44 Band and Strings Parents Association, offers elementary school
children the opportunity to learn to play a band or strings instrument as one
of the varied educational experiences offered in our schools. This program is one of British Columbia's
finest and has been made possible over the years by the support of a large
number of dedicated parents, staff and administrators.
The band program is available in all schools for students in grades 5, 6, and 7 (*Grade level in the 2019-2020 school year).
The strings program
for bowed string instruments is available at Canyon Heights, Cleveland,
Highlands, Montroyal, Braemar, Dorothy Lynas, Larson, Seymour Heights and Ross Road for students in grades 4, 5, 6 and 7 (*Grade level in the 2019-2020 school year).
Beginning students will be provided with registration information
at their schools explaining the purpose and features of the program. Parents of beginners are encouraged to take a
few minutes to read this information when it arrives and consider this
The Band and Strings program is not part of the normal school
curriculum, and the costs to provide the program are totally funded by the
Students are required to provide their own instrument, or
alternatively, to rent one. Bursaries are no longer available for this program.
If you have questions or would like more information, please call
and leave a message for the band and/or strings teacher at your school.