All 5th grade students are given the opportunity to play in the band or orchestra.
Fifth grade instrumental music an amazing opportunity for students in BVSD. Boulder Valley is one of the few school districts that continues to offer instrumental music instruction to fifth grade students in all elementary schools. Students begin learning their instruments the first full week of school, and attend classes twice a week through the year until the last week of the school year. Students are expected to bring their book, instrument, and stand to every lesson.
Instruction is provided by licensed instrumental music teachers. There is no cost of instruction for students who participate in the program. Students are expected to rent their instrument and purchase a music stand and book, at an average cost of around $20/month. The instrumental music teacher can recommend a music store. There are many local music stores in the Boulder Valley area who offer quality instruments and services.
At the beginning of the school year, fifth graders will fill out an
application indicating which instrument he/she is interested in learning
to play after seeing the demonstration of these instruments at
school. During the school day the first few weeks of school, there will
be tryouts for this instrument. Once an instrument is
selected, parents will need to either rent or buy this instrument
for their student to use throughout the year. Attending
the Instrumental Music Rental Fair is encouraged for this purpose.