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Parent Information
Hello Parents,

You have this letter because your child is interested in being in the Band here at CGE.
Below are some frequently asked questions to help you decide whether Band is right for
your child or not:

All Fourth and Fifth Graders at Cedar Grove Elementary may join.

No, we will teach your child everything he or she needs to know to play in the

Your child will meet two days a week. Band meets after school every Thursday
from 2:30 4:00. The other day will be a Monday, Wednesday or Friday depending on
the instrument he or she chooses. Rehearsals end at 3:30 on Mondays, Wednesdays and
Fridays but 4:00 on Thursdays.

There is a $10 fee for band to cover incidental repairs and then new performance
shirts we will be ordering.

Instruments can be rented or purchased from The Music Stop in Murfreesboro.
You may use your own if you have one, but please bring it in so we can make sure it will
work for your child.

On Friday, September 15th from 2:45 3:30 in the Library is our Band
Information Meeting. From 3:30 5:00 we will have auditions in the gym.

1. Fill out the Band Interest Form, and return it to Mr.Hoppe by
Thursday, September 14th.
2. Go to the CGE webpage click - Faculty & Staff / Related Arts /CGE BAND
FORM. This will send me your contact information.

If you would like more information before the meeting please go to my webpage for:
Audition and Instrument Choices, Yearly Timeline, Weekly Schedule, Attendance Policy,
Student Expectations, and Band Check List.

Tyson Hoppe
Director of Bands at Cedar Grove Elementary School Number: 904-3777

Band Interest Form

To help prepare your child for Band we would like to know about your childs Band
interests. On this form below please check all boxes that apply and fill in all appropriate
blanks. This form needs to be returned to Mr. Hoppe in the Band Room by Wednesday
September 14th.
Childs Name ___________________________________________
Please Circle your childs classroom teacher below.

4th grade: Florida Howe Kentfield Mann Mercurio Rasmussen Tucker

5th grade: Colvin Eller C. Latham H. Latham Lillard Vick Wrather

My child has never played a band instrument before.

My child already plays an instrument. This instrument is __________________
My child will need to get an instrument (rent, lease, purchase, other)
We already have an instrument our child can use (owned, borrowed, other.)
This instrument is ____________________.
My child is interested the following instrument(s):

Flute Clarinet Trumpet

Saxophone Trombone Percussion
I ___________________________, give my child (above) permission to be in Band.
(Parent/Guardians name)

Yes, We plan to attend the Band Information Meeting September 15 th

at 2:45 in the

Yes, My child will be able to attend the Band Opening Session on Saturday
September 16th from 9:00 11:00 AM in the gym.

If you have any comments or questions please feel free to contact me, Tyson Hoppe at or at 904-3777.

Donating Instruments:
If you know of someone who has any instruments they would like to donate please let
them know that our Music Program is always accepting any kind of instruments year

Tyson Hoppe
Director of Bands - Cedar Grove Elementary