Frequently Asked Questions:
- What if I cannot attend the parent meeting? Can my son/daughter still participate in the band/strings program?
Yes. The Zoom Meeting recording will be posted on the home page. We encourage you to watch that video at your convenience. Remember to sign up for a fitting (see the “fitting’ link to the left), and contact Nicole Brocke (Tharp) or Diana Nicklas (Station) if you have any questions
- I have older children who have gone through the program. Do I still need to attend the parent meeting?
During this COVID year, there are several changes/differences to the sign-up process. We encourage you to attend the meeting or watch the post zoom recording. If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Brocke (Tharp) or Diana Nicklas (Station).
- We already have an instrument at home. Do we need to attend the parent meeting and/or sign up for a “fitting”?
We strongly encourage all parents to attend the meeting if possible to get all of the information about the Hilliard Band Program. We also encourage you to sign up for a “fitting”. You can use this time to make sure that your instrument is in good working condition and will be a good “fit” for your child. **ALL students registering for percussion MUST complete a fitting. Percussionists will be selected based on fitting success and behavior recommendations from previous teachers.
- If my child does not take band in sixth grade, can he/she join band in seventh grade?
The beginning instrumental program is only offered in sixth grade. If a student wants to join in seventh grade or later during the sixth grade year, he/she will be required to take private lessons to catch up on the missed materials before joining the group.
Nicole Brocke (Tharp) at Nicole_Brocke@hboe.org or 921-6900
Diana Nicklas (Station) at Diana_Nicklas@hboe.org or 921-6801