I want to take this opportunity to introduce you to the Williams Parkway IBT Band Program! Next year your child will learn to play an instrument in his/her music class. While being part of an ensemble, he / she will acquire music fundamentals on a woodwind, brass, or percussion instrument.
Students rent instruments on a school year basis, at a cost of $165.00 from Long & McQuade. This includes the extra protection, and rental fee, which covers the use of the instrument as well as minor repairs during the year. If you are planning on purchasing an instrument, please email Mrs. Tracy Brown (Tracy.Brown@peelsb.com) or contact Long & McQuade so that we may recommend makes and models of instruments that are suitable for a middle school music program (ex. $100.00 flutes and COLOURED INSTRUMENTS are NOT acceptable – they are cheap for a reason). It IS highly recommended that you rent your child’s instrument for the first year, as there may be certain factors that may require your child to change instruments at some point during the school year, or at the end of the school year. IF you already own a BAND instrument and would like to use it next year, please write this on the Instrument Selection Page so I place your child with the right instrument.
Method books are being purchased by the school for each student in the IBT program, and will be available to your child in the Fall. Band Shirts will be made available for purchase ($25) during the 2019/2020 school year. More info on that to come.
To ensure that your child gets the instrument they want, please do the following:
1. BY MONDAY, JUNE 3rd: Fill out this online Google Doc.
2. BY MONDAY, JUNE 24th: Fill out the Long & McQuade Instrument Rental Form by either getting a form from Mrs. Brown at Williams Parkway and returning it to the office, and/or going directly to the Long & McQuade store (12 Vodden St. E., Brampton) to ensure your child is ready to start playing his/her instrument in September. If there is a financial barrier to your child’s rental of an instrument, please contact Long & McQuade to discuss some possible payment options.
If you have any questions regarding the IBT band program or instrument rentals, please do not hesitate to email me, or contact Long & McQuade. Thank you so much for your interest in your child’s music education.Sincerely,
Tracy BrownTracy.Brown@peelsb.comWilliams Parkway Music Department