MONDAY - Full Band with Mrs. Carbone TUESDAY - Flutes with Mrs. Carbone WEDNESDAY- Clarinets with Mrs. Carbone & Saxophones with Mrs. Quallich THURSDAY - Trumpets with Mrs. Quallich & Trombones with Mrs. Carbone FRIDAY - Percussion with Mrs. Carbone
Thank you for taking an interest in expanding your child’s educational experience. It is my hope that every child who is interested in playing an instrument this coming fall will have the opportunity to start.
At the end of your child's fourth grade school year, a letter will be sent home to provide your permission for them to be tested on an instrument. Before summer break your student will have been tested and assigned an instrument that fits them best. [If your child did not attend New London for fourth grade or had a change of heart over the summer.....no worries! Print the form above and we will get them tested before the parent meeting.]
As noted on the attached form, your student needs to select their top three instrument choices. From there, I will have the student try two-three choices in order to help them find the instrument that fits them best! (If you try three instruments and they don’t work out…don’t panic!! There is an instrument out there for you. You just need to try a few more than 3 to find it. J )
On Tuesday, September 7th at 7 pm we will have our parent meeting in the band room. You will learn how to rent/buy an instrument, what materials need to be obtained, and information on first lesson night. (Even if you already own an instrument, your attendance at the meeting will be necessary to obtain other essential information. Please bring your instrument to the meeting, as the Pellegrino Staff will be reviewing the instrument and making sure it is in proper working condition. This service is free to you!) By testing at the end of fourth grade, it is our hope that you are able to have time to purchase an instrument for your student before the school year begins. Beginning instruments do not have to be new! Purchase from a graduating senior, a family member, or even from a local music store with gently used instruments. Social media can be very helpful for new band families!
Thank you for supporting your student’s desire to expand their education! Please feel free to ask questions at any time.
Pellegrino Music Center
Pellegrino Music Center is a team that the New London Music Boosters have worked with for the past three years. Not only do they help 5th graders obtain an instrument, but they continue to visit our school on a weekly basis to take care of repairs and to drop off materials and supplies to all New London Instrumental Students.
As your student needs materials for band, please feel free to contact Pellegrino Music Center at (330) 498-8400. You may place your order, pay by phone, and have the items delivered to your student at school for no additional cost.