Fourth Grade Instrumental Music Program

  • Each year, students in fourth grade have an opportunity to enroll in introductory group lessons on band and string instruments at their school. Students will receive one 30-minute group lesson per week during the school day. This annual program is a fee-based, elective program for students who desire to develop the skills to perform in band and orchestra ensembles starting in fifth grade and throughout their secondary years in the Newton Public Schools and beyond.


    Lessons - 2022-23:  Lessons will start at your school between September 27 - October 7.   Schedules and other details will be provided by your child's music teacher during the month of September.

Registration

  • Annual registration on MySchoolBucks opens on June 10, 2022. Families will register using their MySchoolBucks account. Prior to registration, the elementary music teachers will conduct a survey with the third-grade to gather preliminary interest in the program and which instrument. Need a MySchoolBucks account? How to register using MSB.

Program Fees

  • Newton Public Schools charges an annual $150 participation fee. This fee will be paid through your MySchoolBucks account. An additional cost is incurred for renting or leasing an instrument.

Fee Waivers

  • Newton Public Schools ensures access to this program for all students regardless of their ability to pay the fee. Fee waivers include access to a district-owned instrument. Registration with fee waivers is available on MySchoolBucks. Applications for Financial Assistance are now processed using Aspen. Instructions for Financial Assistance Form

Instruments: Students in fourth grade have a choice of nine band and orchestra instruments

  • Band Instruments

  • String Instruments

  • Special Considerations for Select Instruments

  • Instrument Vendors, Method Books & Accessories

  • Important Considerations for Parents/Guardians


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