After School Band

 
 
 
The Milford School District offers free after school instrumental lessons to students in Grades 4 & 5. These lessons are taught by Ms. Chaplin who has an extensive career in the instrumental music field having previously taught in Shirley, Mass., Nashua, NH, and finally here in Milford since 1996.
 
Students start in September and are grouped according to instrument,1st or 2nd year experience and finally grade level. Lessons are offered in 30 minute blocks starting at 3:15 pm and continue until 7:30 to afford families the opportunity to have a convenient lesson time.
 
There are often lesson groups offered on multiple days for similar instruments. Students are scheduled for one, 30 minute lesson per week. Instruments which are available are flute, clarinet, alto sax, trumpet, trombone, baritone, and percussion (drums & bells). Other instruments, (such as oboe, tenor sax, french horn) are offered on a limited basis to 5th graders who already have experience and would like to challenge themselves.
 
Large group rehearsals which help prepare for the 'end of year' concerts usually start after the April vacation. Students reschedule to afford both lesson and rehearsal times with a variety of times being offered. Concert dates are normally announced during April. 

Please use Twitter social media to keep informed of any lesson cancellations due to inclement weather. It is not always possible to send a last minute email notice although this will be done when possible.
 
Concert Dates: More information will be sent home as it becomes available.
 
    • Grade 4 - June TBA, at 6:30, held at Heron Pond School Cafeteria
    • Grade 5 - June TBA at 6:30, held at Heron Pond School Cafeteria, other performances
      to be announced throughout the year.

Practice Makes Perfect!
 
 
 
If you have not seen any of the band material yet, the letter of interest is a quick start,
​easy reading document to begin with.
 
 
 
 
REHEARSAL & LESSON INFORMATION 

Heron Pond School Instrumental Lessons & Band – Grade 5
 
Welcome to 5th Grade Band.This year there will be many performance activities for 5th grade such as playing for the Heron Pond Halloween Celebration, a District Festival Concert, Spring Concert and others to be announced. Progress reports will also be sent out in December, April, and June.

Signups will start soon and forms are due back no later than Friday, September 20th for all students. All returning 2nd year students should return their forms as soon as possible. Lessons will start October 1st for all students. Any parent who may have a student new to band is welcome to attend the information night on September 17th at 7 pm in the Heron Pond Cafe. It will be brief and held in the cafe, at the Heron Pond School.
 
Lessons will be held in combined groups until June. You will be assigned a new lesson time, not necessarily the same as last year. Full band rehearsals will be scheduled later in the year to help prepare for the different performances. I hope to see many students attending these rehearsals. Please come to as many as you can, I do not expect students to come to all of them. A calendar will be sent out to help accommodate everyone.
 
You may invite older siblings to perform with us at any concert. Please let me know who will perform with the band so that I will have the correct music for them. They should plan on coming to two or three rehearsals to be prepared for the concerts.
 
Concert dress is dressy, dark bottoms and light tops. Girls may wear dresses, skirts or, slacks. Please NO play clothes. You may bring a water bottle, no soda or juice allowed while playing.
 
I am always looking for 5th grade volunteers to play with the 4th grade for a few rehearsals and at their concert in June.. If you are interested let me know. Lessons will always end each year with the June concerts.
 
Contact Info: musicsound@gmail.com
Voicemail: 603 233-6256

BandFest!

May ??, 2020
Milford High School
Gymnasium
6:30 pm
Come and listen to the band students from Heron Pond School,
Milford Middle School, and Milford High School.

Heron Pond Band Concert
June 4, 2020
6:30 PM
Grade 4 & 5
 
DATES & TIMES - 2020 SAMPLE ONLY

Grade 4 & 5 REHEARSAL SCHEDULE
Heron Pond School Bands
Grade 4 & 5 REHEARSAL INFO
Rehearsal Schedule – May & June

Dear Parents, Guardians, and Students,

Milford All District BANDFEST 2020
May ?, 2020 Milford High School Gym 6:30 PM
 

The rehearsal schedule for early May is listed below. To help get ready for our performance, we need to combine lesson groups and play together. Students are welcome to attend more than one session each week. They should bring a water bottle, please NO snacks during these rehearsals. Students may have a quick snack before rehearsal starts after school.

TUESDAY:   May ?nd, Any Instrument, Grade 4 & 5, 3:15 pm - 4:20 pm
                   Tuesday or Thursday Drum Class 4:20 pm - 4:50 pm
                                                  Any Instru., or 5:00 pm - 5:50 pm
                                                  Any Instru., or 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm
 
WEDNESDAY: May ?rd, Any Instru., Grade 4 & 5, 3:15 pm - 4:20 pm
                                                  Any Instru., or 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

THURSDAY: May ?th, Any Instru., Grade 4 & 5, 3:15 pm - 4:20 pm
                  Tuesday or Thursday Drum Class 4:20 pm - 4:50 pm
                                                      Any Instru., 5:00 pm - 5:55 pm

FRIDAYS: April ?, May ?, & ? VIOLIN: 4th & 5th Gr, 3:15 pm - 4:20 pm
                  Please also attend any of the other classes during the week to help
                  get ready for the concert.
 

Please return the hard copy 2nd page with your child’s planned rehearsals to
Ms. Chaplin during school, Monday or Tuesday. Thank you for your help.
Download file is located below this announcement.
 

May ? at 3:15 pm – Full Band Rehearsal (Everyone)
​May ? at 5:00 pm – Full Band Rehearsal (Everyone)
 
SPECIFIC DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED AT A LATER DATE
Tuesday May ??, 2020 6:30 BANDFEST!
(A rehearsal at the high school the same day at 5:00 pm.
(The concert is currently being scheduled.)
 
Rehearsals for Heron Pond's concert will continue after the All District concert.

​Heron Pond Spring Concert
June 4, 2020 6:30 pm
(Please arrive at 6:00 pm for set up.)
 
 
 
 
Heron Pond School Bands – Grade 4 LESSON INFO
 
Lessons will begin the week of October 1st for all students. Your classroom teachers should have a copy of the lesson schedules by Friday, September 27th.Please return all sign up forms by Friday, September 20th so that an accurate schedule can be made. Lessons are held once a week as long as school is in session. There are no lessons on school holidays, during vacation or if there is an announced snow day. Lessons can be rescheduled to accommodate missed days due to illness or doctor's appointments. Lessons are held on the two scheduled early release days.

Full band rehearsals are held during May & June to prepare for the annual concerts. There should be as many students as possible attending each rehearsal. Please come to as many as you can, there are only a few scheduled before your concert. You may invite older siblings to perform with us at the concert. Please let me know as soon as possible so I will have the correct music for them. They should plan on coming to two or three rehearsals and the concert.

Concert dress is dressy, dark bottoms and light tops. Girls may wear dresses, skirts or, slacks. Please NO play clothes. You may bring a water bottle, no soda or juice allowed while playing.

Lessons will end with the concert in June.
 
Contact Info: musicsound@gmail.com
Voicemail: 603 233-6256

PARENT INFORMATION NIGHT
September 17th
4th Grade & 5th Grade
In The Cafe at 7 pm.
 
BandFest!
May ??, 2020
Milford High
Gymnasium
6:30 pm
 
Come and listen to the band students from Heron Pond School,
Milford Middle School, and Milford High School.

​More information will be sent home in 2019.

​Heron Pond Band Concert
June 4, 2020
 
Grade 4 & 5
 
FULL BAND REHEARSALS for 4th Grade
will be held on:
 
2019 - 2020
Grade 4 & 5 REHEARSAL SCHEDULE SAMPLE ONLY
 
Heron Pond School Bands
Grade 4 & 5 REHEARSAL INFO
Rehearsal Schedule – April / May ??

Dear Parents, Guardians, and Students,

Milford All District BANDFEST 2017
May ??, 2020 Milford High School Gym 6:30 PM

The rehearsal schedule for early May is listed below. To help get ready for our performance, we need to combine lesson groups and play together. Students are welcome to attend more than one session each week. They should bring a water bottle, please NO snacks during these rehearsals. Students may have a quick snack before rehearsal starts after school.

TUESDAY: May ?nd, Any Instrument, Grade 4 & 5, 3:15 pm - 4:20 pm
Tuesday Drum Class 4:20 pm - 4:50 pm
Any Instru., or 5:00 pm - 5:50 pm
Any Instru., or 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
WEDNESDAY: May ?rd, Any Instru., Grade 4 & 5, 3:15 pm - 4:20 pm
Any Instru., or 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

THURSDAY: May ?th, Any Instru., Grade 4 & 5, 3:15 pm - 4:20 pm
Thursday Drum Class 4:20 pm - 4:50 pm
Any Instru., 5:00 pm - 5:55 pm
FRIDAYS: April?, May ?, & ? VIOLIN: 4th & 5th Gr, 3:15 pm 4:15 pm
Please also attend any of the other classes during the week to help
get ready for the concert.

Please return the hard copy 2nd page with your child’s planned rehearsals to
Ms. Chaplin during school, Monday or Tuesday. Thank you for your help.
Download file is located below this announcement.

May ? at 3:15 pm – Full Band Rehearsal (Everyone)
​May ? at 5:00 pm – Full Band Rehearsal (Everyone)

Tuesday          May ??, 2020          6:30 BANDFEST!
(A rehearsal at the high school the same day
before the concert is currently being scheduled.)
 
Rehearsals for Heron Pond's concert will continue after the All District concert.
 
​Heron Pond Spring Concert
June 4, 2020      6:30 pm
(Please arrive at 6:00 pm for set up.)