Welcome to Mr. Maglocci's internet guide to help make your journey into instrumental music a positive experience for your student and the entire family.
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At the start of the school year, students will fill out a GOOGLE FORM to register for Band or Strings.
The student will then be registered into Band or Strings at their school. After the registration period, the weekly lesson schedule will be shared to all students, parents and teachers in paper form as well as in electronic forms via the web in PDF, DOC, and readable on PC / MAC iOS and Android.
Every Band and String Student receives TWO 30 Minute group lessons per week. These schedules will be created and posted after the registration period ends.
The Band and Strings Program in AACPS is a pull out program whereby students leave their classroom to receive the gift of Instrumental Music instruction. They are required to attend ALL lessons with their instrument unless they are taking benchmark or PARCC testing. These lesson groups are made up of like or similar instruments by grade level.
Expectations / Assessment and Grading Policies
The mission of the instrumental programs at both schools is to ensure that we achieve a high standard of excellence in accordance with our School Improvement Plan and Blue Ribbon status.
Band and Strings class is a rigorous and challenging class that encompasses 3 AACPS Music Curricula designed to have the student articulate through their High School Diploma in sequential music instruction.
Music helps students grow in ways they never imagined possible, while providing skills worthy of the terms "Life Long Learner" and "Career and College Ready".
To Rent or Buy an Instrument
1st year Band or Strings students are strongly discouraged from purchasing an instrument.
There are many local and national music sources to RENT a quality beginner instrument suitable to the developmental stage of your student.
Some used or new instruments available via the Internet can be unplayable or require prohibitively expensive repairs .
String Instruments come in many different sizes that need to be replaced as the student grows. The following link has detailed information about appropriate instrument size choices for Violin, Viola and Cello.
"Essential Elements " for Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba or Percussion. BOOK 1
Each instrument in Band or Strings has a unique book due to the differences in the instruments. The books are available at local vendors. Please insist on getting the Essential Elements book for their unique instrument. Sometimes due to retail sales employee turnover or outdated data, the stores may have inaccurate information.