"I get the most joy in life out of music." ~Albert Einstein
Instrumental Music Program
Dear Parents and Students,
Instrumental music is about to begin at Quail Run Elementary and I am excited to get things started! Instrumental music will be held twice a week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday (please see the specific class times for each instrument). Each class will be divided into similar instruments and will be 45 minutes long. All classes begin the week of August 28th. Please make sure that your child has his/her instrument and assigned music book. Music students are expected to participate for the entire year and are required to practice an average of 15 minutes daily.
If you do not already have an instrument, I suggest that you rent a violin, viola, cello, flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet or trombone. I recommend that you go to a local music store to arrange a rental. They will guide you in acquiring a quality instrument so that your child will have the best chance at success, and string students will be provided the correct size instrument.
Please make sure that you have the following music book that corresponds to the instrument your child will play. Again, the local music stores can help you make sure you have the proper book.
Beginning Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Violin, Viola, and Cello
Essential Elements 2000 - Book 1
Advanced Band and Strings
Essential Elements 2000 - Book 2
Students may wear black pants and white dress shirts, black skirts and black/white dresses.
Performance Schedule - Please Mark Your Calendars!!
Winter Concert - ALL Groups - December 12, 2023, 5-7pm
String Festival - Advanced Strings - March 6, 2024, time TBD
Area Band Festival - Advanced Band - March 19, 2024, time TBD
Spring Concerts - All Groups - May 14, 2024, 5-7pm
School Assembly - Advanced Band and Strings - December 12, and May 14 (during school)
If you have any questions feel free to contact me at
I am looking forward to an outstanding year of music making!