Dear VMS Parents,
Now that the school year is underway, we are getting ready to begin our 2023-24 instrumental music program. Students may take instruction on one band or string instrument per year for free! The only cost is renting/buying an instrument. See below (if you have one already, then you are all set!) All music lessons will consist of small groups.
Parents interested in having their child participate in the program should have the attached Google form filled out no later than Sept. 16th.
Lessons will take place once a week during Related Arts/Gym/Health. If your child is struggling, we may have the option to pull them from a different class to help with any issues that may arise.
Students will have plenty of opportunities to perform throughout the school year. As well as a concert in December and April
Instrumental rental information will follow upon receipt of the registration form. If you are providing your own instrument, please have it ready by Sept. 18th.
Students who participated in the program last year must also complete the form.
Students must have at least 1 year of experience to participate in the program.
In order to participate in lessons, students must join at least one afterschool ensemble. Regular attendance is expected in lessons and after-school rehearsals.
Viking Band, 7th and 8th grade band instruments: Mondays
VMS Orchestra, 6th,7th and 8th string instruments: Tuesdays
VMS Jazz Band, 6th, 7th, and 8th jazz band instruments: Wednesdays and some Thursdays
Norseman Band, 6th grade band instruments: Thursdays
Jazz Band is an additional group open to all band instruments, plus rhythm section(piano,bass,guitar and drum set). Participants must also join Viking Band or Norseman Band.
Mr. Matt Totora- Orchestra, Viking Band(7th/8th), Jazz Band
Mr. Michael Farrell- 6th, 7th and 8th Percusion
Mr. Chad Justis- Norseman Band (6th Grade)
Google Registration Form: