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Hollifield Station Elementary School

Band and Orchestra 

                  Welcome to the Instrumental Music Program at

                           Hollifield Station Elementary School!  

 

My name is Cassandra Miranda-Murray (Mrs. Murray) and I am so excited to be at HSES. I look forward to working with you and teaching you all about your instrument!

 

Necesita comunicarse en español? Por favor llame a la escuela al (410) 313-2550 y pregunte por Mrs. Murray o mándeme un e-mail a: cassandra_murray@hcpss.org

  

 

                                        Class Options

 

                                          3rd Grade (Strings only)

 

3rd grade students will be in Strings. They may choose to play one of the following instruments: violin, viola, cello, or bass.

 

                                                  4th Grade

 

Returning Strings students (now 4th grade students) may remain in Strings or switch to Band. They may choose from the following band instruments if they switch: flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, tuba, horn, or percussion (limited spots).

 

New 4th grade students will be in Band. They may choose from the following band instruments if they switch: flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, tuba, horn, or percussion (limited spots).

 

                                                 5th Grade

 

5th grade instrumental music students are returning students who will continue learning and improving in the instrument they chose in either 3rd grade (strings) or 4th grade (band). Exceptions include students who will switch within the same instrument family (i.e. clarinet to bass clarinet or trombone to tuba). 

It is recommended that your child play the same instrument each year (with exception of former beginning strings students who choose to switch to a band instrument in 4th grade). By the second (and third) year of playing the same instrument, the repertoire increases and becomes more fun for the students. 

 

      **The instrumental program does not include piano or guitar**

 

                      Class Times

 

3rd Grade students will have two 30 minute classes each week. Classes will rotate each week so that students do not miss the same class each week.

 

4th Grade students will have one 30 minute class and a 45 minute rehearsal each week. These classes and rehearsals will take place during Related Arts and Recess.

 

5th  Grade students will have one 30 minute class and a 45 minute rehearsal each week. These classes and rehearsals will take place during Related Arts and Recess.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you have any questions of concerns, please contact me at school (410) 313-2550 or via e-mail: cassandra_murray@hcpss.org

 

Please consider joining the music advocacy group Howard County Parents for School Music. They are instrumental in keeping our music programs strong for your children. Click here for more information: https://hcpsm3.wixsite.com/music

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