Announcements

Instrument Sign Up Form

Dear Third, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Grade Students and Parents,

We are very excited to have the opportunity to offer the students of New 
Boston Band and String Instrumental instruction. This program will provide 
introductory instruction and beginning ensemble experience to students 
interested in playing an instrument. The Fall Semester for Strings lessons 
will start Tuesday October 4th. The Fall Semester for Band Lessons will begin 
October 19th. The last lesson for the Fall Semester will be the Week of 
January 9th with our Instrumental concert on January 12th at 6:30pm. All 
lessons are still $10 per lesson and specific band lessons times will be 
determined after all students have returned sign-up forms. 

Important Dates
September 22, 2016 5:30 Library - All Prospective and Current Instrumental 
Parents Meeting
September 27, 2016 6:00 Gym – Band Instrument Rental Night with Music and Arts
September 28, 2016 6:00 Gym – String Instrument Rental Night with Johnson 
Strings

Attached is the Instrumental sign-up form for this school year. Please fill 
out the form and return by Tuesday, September 27, 2016. This will allow me 
time to look at what instruments students are interested in and schedule 
lesson groups. 

BAND INFORMATION for Grades Five and Six
Band will rehearse on Wednesdays 12:40-1:20 for 5th 1:25-2:05 pm for 6th. 
Sectionals will be once a week during an assigned time during recess. First 
year students will begin sectionals the week of October 3rd for introductory 
lessons. After School and Wednesday night lessons will begin the week of 
October 19th.

This year we will be continuing Wednesday night group lessons. There will be 
two sessions 6:00-6:55 pm and 7:00-7:55 pm. There will also be mixed 
instrument lessons available after school Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 
2:15-3:00 if a student is not available Wednesday nights. Faculty at New 
Boston and select Goffstown High School Students will be instructing these 
lessons. Students are not required to take lessons at New Boston but they are 
required to show proof of lessons to participate in band. 

STRINGS INFORMATION for Grades Three through Six
The after school strings program will take place on Tuesdays starting October 
4th. We will be offering three levels of instruction. Mr. Saunders will 
instruct the Beginner ensemble 2:30-3:10pm. Mrs. Carle will instruct the 
Intermediate ensemble 2:30-3:10pm. All strings students will rehearse 
together 3:10-3:30pm. The Advanced ensemble will rehearse with Mrs. Carle 
from 3:30-4:10pm.

Thank you for considering being part of the New Boston Instrumental Program,
David F. Saunders
R-6 Grade Music Teacher and Instrumental Director
New Boston Central School
david.saunders@sau19.org