Please confirm with Marshall Music (Troy 248.457.0300) that they are now prepared to deliver to your school the instrument that your son or daughter has selected to learn.
Although Marshall Music Co. has been chosen as the preferred music vendor for Birmingham Schools you do not need to procure your instrument exclusively from this company. You may use any vendor of your choice. Other suggested instrument vendors include: McCourt’s Music (Berkley 248.546.4300) and Anderson Music (Troy 248.680.0010)
All beginning band students must have their instrument and method book by Monday, September 19 to participate in the beginning band program this year. Students will not need to bring their instruments to class during the first week of school.
Previously owned band instruments are acceptable in beginning band providing they meet the brand and model standards established by Birmingham Schools. Previously owned instruments must be in good playing condition by Monday, September 19. Mr. Rodgerson will be happy to evaluate any previously owned instrument.
Due to the difficulty of the oboe and the French horn private lessons are required for these instruments.
Visit Mr. Rodgerson's Beginning Band Website (you are on it right now!) and read the Beginning Band Handbook for more information on learning to play a band instrument in the 5th grade.