Welcome to Music!
Welcome! My name is Dan Darnley and I am very excited to work with your son or daughter this year. Important updates and announcements will be posted here, so check back frequently. This site is a work in progress, and is being designed on a daily basis so thank you for your patience. Please feel free to contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.
I have created a lesson schedule and arranged for time in which the full ensemble will practice. Each student will need his or her own instrument to participate in playing. Instruments can be rented or purchased, perhaps most easily through a local store such as Hamburg Music Center or Al Hemer Music. These stores are very reputable and trustworthy to give you the best instruments for your child. I always advise parents to avoid instrument deals that seem "Too good to be true" as there are cheap re-creations of instruments that will easily break or have a flaw or defect to their sound.
Below is a copy of the lesson schedule for all instrumental students.
Concert Attendance Policy: Attendance and participation at the concert is considered the Mid-Term and Final Exam for music. ALL EXCUSED OR UNEXCUSED ABSENCES WILL REQUIRE THIS GRADE TO BE MADE UP. A project will be assigned to students that do not show up to the concert or are removed for behavior issues.
The Christmas Concert is Thursday, December 14th. Students in grades PreK-3 can dress in Christmas colors. All students in grades 4-8 will dress in formal attire. Band Students should wear black pants, and white shirt. No shorts or dresses above the knee. Students should arrive close to 6:30 for concert and sit with or go to their classrooms.
Band students should remember to bring music and instrument!
2017-18: Welcome back for another great year in music! This year, due to a high demand from all grades of instrumental lessons, our instrumental lesson letter is available through digital download below. This must be completely filled out and returned to me (in hard copy or digitally sent to my email NO LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 19! All instrumental students that wish to participate must fill this out whether they are in 4th or 8th grade.
Attending lessons is a RESPONSIBILITY of playing an instrument, and therefore a responsibility of the student. This teaches the student proper planning and organization. Therefore, any potential conflicts (tests, labs, quizzes, etc...) should be planned for accordingly. I am happy to make arrangements to reschedule a lesson as a result of a conflict, however, the student must bring the conflict to my attention before it occurs (No "Oh, by the way I missed my lesson because I had a test will be accepted after the fact").
If your son/daughter would like to play an instrument for 2017-18 please fill this form out and send it in ASAP. Thank You.