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									                                       Palm Middle School Band
Dear Incoming 6th Grade Parents and Students,

Do you love music? Is it easy for you to memorize songs? Do you want to play an instrument? Have you
always wanted to be part of a band? If you answered YES to any of these questions, you need to be in band at
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Palm Middle School! The end of the school year is fast approaching and it is time for incoming 6 graders to
pre-register for Beginning Band. As the music director at Palm I would like to increase your awareness of the
music program.

Instruction on band instruments (flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, tenor saxophone, trumpet, horn, trombone,
baritone, tuba, and percussion) is offered at Palm for any first year musician. Besides the Beginning Band,
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there is a 7 /8 grade Intermediate Band, and our 7 /8 grade Puma (Advanced) Band. The bands perform
concerts, participate in festivals and competitions, and go on trips; but of course the primary activity is learning
to play a band instrument and experience the joy of making music together! I hope you will seriously consider
your child’s participation in the band program at Palm. Playing a band instrument is a worthwhile activity, not
only during school years but throughout life. The enjoyment a child feels learning the art of expression through
music increases self-esteem, leadership, and creativity at a very critical period in that young person’s life. In
addition, group effort required to achieve common goals is generally unique to music ensemble classes, and
participation in a music ensemble has been shown to increase academic achievement. Come be a part of our
2012-2013 music programs!!

Please complete the form below and return it to Mr. Moe (or mail directly to Palm-address below). After we
receive your information below, we will contact you regarding our Band Pre-Registration. You will have an
opportunity for you to try all of the instruments to determine what would be best for them to play when school
begins. If you already play a band instrument, please contact me so that you can audition for placement in the
appropriate ensemble. I look forward to helping you reach your musical goals!

Sincerely,

Matthew Moe
Director of Bands
Palm Middle School
11900 Slawson Ave.
Moreno Valley, CA 92557
mmoe@mvusd.net

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Student Name______________________________________________ Elementary School_________________________
Home Telephone___________________________ Home E-mail_______________________________________________
Parent/Guardian Name________________________________________________
Address____________________________________________________________________________________________
Check all that apply:

______ Yes, I am interested in Beginning Band (no experience required!). Please contact me.


______ I already play an instrument and would like to audition for the Intermediate or Puma Band.
       Instrument that you know how to play:___________________Number of years playing that instrument:_________


Parent Signature______________________________________________________________ Date_________

Parents are advised that not all students who sign up will be able to participate in the music program.
Some students may be required to take language arts or math support classes, and therefore will not be
able to be in an exploratory class (band, art, computers).

								
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