Students who have already attended Free Music School do not need to attend the registration / orientation session AS LONG AS THEY REVIEW, UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO ALL OF THE REQUIREMENTS AND EXPECTATIONS OF THE PROGRAM. If you would like to attend the welcome session, you are welcome to. Also, we would love to have a few "demonstrators", so if you would like to represent your instrument at the registration session, please email me and let me know.
Otherwise, returning students start on Friday, September 6th.
Returning students MUST review the rules and fill out a returning student form in order to be in our program. Their name will be added to the list when their form has been logged. If your name is not on the sign-in board after the 3rd week, see Mrs. Love.
As you might remember, the first 2-3 weeks will be hectic. Please be patient. We welcome all FMS students to return for the September 6th session, but please know that if you are borrowing an instrument from us, we might not have one for you right away. We will also not be taking FMS instruments home with us until the 3rd or 4th session. If you are borrowing an instrument from us, you MUST check it out with Mrs. Love before taking it home.
If you cannot read notes yet, you should plan to attend the theory and beginning sessions from 4-5 pm. If you can read and play the first (5) notes on your instrument, you should plan to come for the intermediate session from 5-5:30 pm. Only students who were in the advanced class previously should plan to attend the advanced class.
Some returning students will want to change instruments and take the beginning class in that instrument. That is ok. BUT, in order to take beginning in one instrument and intermediate in another, you MUST show adequate progress on the first. Unless you are already in 2 classes, please see Mrs. Love before signing up for 2 instruments. Also, you cannot take intermediate on 2 instruments. If your schedule does not fit the class schedule, you will not be able to play 2 instruments.
If the music mentors decide that you should be in the advanced class, they will let you know. Please do not ask to be moved up. Parents, please do not request that your student be tested or moved up.
We are having a "Music Mentor" orientation on Friday, August 23rd at 4pm in the main FMS hall (where the band meets.) If you would like to be a FMS mentor for the Fall 2019 session, please plan to attend!
Returning students/parents, do you have questions? Please email me Saturday-Thursday: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our concert is on Friday, December 13th at 7 pm. Families and friends are invited to attend. The concert will begin at 7, but students need to arrive by 6:30 pm.
Please do not arrive before 6 pm. 6:15 is perfect:)
Also: there is no class between 4-6 on the concert day -- do not come between 4-6!!!!! (I've done my best to warn you, that's all that I can do :)
All students should be in "concert dress": white top, black bottom. Please see our home page photo for examples.
Please bring a finger-food dessert to share at our pot-luck reception following the concert.
Both desserts and students should be dropped off to the back office rooms between 6-6:30 pm. There will be a dessert room where you can drop-off your treats. Students will be warming up and rehearsing in the office rooms with their class. Parents and guests, please wait in the Sanctuary for the concert to begin. Students will leave their instrument cases in the back office rooms during the concert.
All students are expected to stay for the entire concert in respect for all of our performers. Please do not ask for an exception.