QUAKER RIDGE GENERAL INFO

  • Dear Quaker Ridge Parents,

        Welcome back and welcome to the Instrumental Program. I trust you all had a wonderful summer and are looking forward to getting back into the routine of school.  We are looking forward to beginning this year and making music with your children. There is a change in the concerts for this year. There will be a 4th grade winter and spring concert (band, orchestra, chorus) and a 5th grade winter and spring concert (band, orchestra, chorus). The dates are listed below.

    BAND LESSONS AND EARLY MORNING REHEARSAL DAYS ARE:

    5th Grade: A DAY LESSONS BEGIN SEPTEMBER 14, 2016

    4th Grade (Weber) (4-Devlin, 4 Wolfson):    B DAY LESSONS BEGIN SEPTEMBER 15, 2016

    4th Grade (Leviatin) (4-Gega, 4-Papantoniou) : F DAY LESSONS BEGIN SEPTEMBER 29, 2016
     
    EARLY MORNING IS B DAY (AT 8:00AM) BEGINNING OCTOBER 5 FOR 5TH GRADE ONLY and TBA for 4th grade 

    3rd Grade INSTRUMENTAL DAY: C DAY

    Secondly, this year’s concert schedule is as follows: Please mark these dates in your calendar now to avoid any conflicts. 

    5th Grade only Quaker Ridge Spring Concert - May 30, 2017 @ 7:30pm

    4th Grade only Quaker Ridge Spring Concert - June 8, 2017 @ 7:30pm
     If you have not rented an instrument or purchased a copy of the band method book (Essential Elements 2000), please do so now.  Check the menu button "Rental Info" for music dealers. I will be posting all updates on this page, so please check it regularly.   There are many benefits of playing a musical instrument and you can help your child be successful in his/her musical endeavor.  Music participation enhances self-confidence and self-esteem, concentration, problem solving skills, goal setting, and group skills.  Numerous studies indicate that parental attitude, support, and involvement are important factors in a student’s abilities to successfully learn to play and enjoy music.

        Musical achievement requires effort over a period of time. Please encourage your child to frequently play what he/she has learned in class and encourage your child to talk with you about the music lesson.  You can further help your child by providing an appropriate place to practice, and scheduling a consistent time for practice.  Recommended minimum practice time is 15 to 20 minutes daily, but any amount of  time your child puts in will be beneficial.

    All the best for a wonderful school year, 

    ADAM WEBER