Newton Public Schools All-City Music Ensembles provide students who have a deep commitment to singing or playing their musical instruments with an opportunity to join like-minded students from across the district in an extra-curricular performance ensemble. Students are selected by audition in the late spring or fall and rehearsals are held after-school at least one afternoon per week.
Eligibility: Participation in an All-City Music Ensemble is restricted to students currently enrolled in Newton Public Schools and Newton students who reside in Newton and are Home Schooled.
Participation in the All-City Music Ensembles is a fee-based extra-curricular program. Students who are selected for their ensemble will receive a registration invoice from the NPS Business office. The annual participation fee is $150* and financial assistance waivers are available to qualifying families who apply. Registrations and fee payments will be completed online through the students' MySchoolBucks accounts.
Registration-All City Ensembles
Registration for All-City Music Ensembles is to be completed on MySchoolBucks after auditions and selection into an All-City music ensemble. Soon after students are selected for an ensemble, the NPS Business office will send parents a registration invoice for $150 to be paid through their child's MySchoolBucks account. Need a MySchoolBucks account? How to register using MSB.
Newton Public Schools charges an annual $200 participation fee. This fee will be paid through your MySchoolBucks account. An additional cost is incurred for renting or leasing an instrument.
For more information about setting up a MySchoolBucks account and paying fees, visti the NPS Fee Payment and Waiver site and watch the video at the bottom.
* Students in the fourth and fifth grade who have registered and paid a fee to participate in their school band or orchestra are exempt from paying the participation fee for All-City Band, Orchestra, and Treble Singers.
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