PCCS currently offers Band:



Instrumental music is offered to all Prairie Crossing Charter School students from grades 3 through 8. Beginning lessons are held weekly on like instruments during the school day. In addition, a beginning band will meet weekly on Wednesdays before school. Students who already play an instrument are invited to join as well. Placement is dependent upon their level of ability. All wind and percussion musicians are welcomed and needed. Piano players can play bells. Everyone participates in two concerts during the school year. A number of other performance opportunities occur for experienced players. The cost for the first term through December is $200 for beginners, $250 for returning students, and $60 for the Jazz Band. Cost for January through the beginning of May, 2012, is tentatively set at $230 for beginners, $280 for returning students, and $80 for Jazz Band. Second term fees are subject to change.



On Monday, August 27, children in grades 3 through 8 will be introduced to the instruments of the band. Students are invited to learn to play an instrument by joining the band. When your child expresses interest in learning to play an instrument, please consider his request. Joining band immediately places your child in a worthwhile endeavor that can enhance his education and be a stimulus for life. A parent meeting will be held on Thursday, August 30 at 7:00pm in Helle Hall. Discussion of the program and a short demonstration of instruments will be presented. Registration materials will be available and arrangements can be made to obtain an instrument on a rental/purchase basis. Students should be present to try the instrument of their choice. The cost of the program is $200 for September through the December concert, plus instrument and materials. Payment is due at the meeting during registration. Personal checks are accepted, however, credit cards are not. Beginning students will receive one class lesson each week during the school day and a 45 minute band practice one day before school. If you are unable to attend the Thursday meeting, contact the band teacher, Jim Kasprzyk, at jimzyk44 [at] gmail [dot] com or call (847)548-2289 for information and to finalize arrangements. Lessons are scheduled to begin the week of September 10.

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