Band, Orchestra Fitting Night April 27

With the end of the school year just around the corner, the formation of the 2017-2018 sixth grade band and orchestra will soon be underway. Warsaw Community Schools invites you to attend an instrument fitting session to help your child find an instrument they might be interested in playing.

“I believe everyone is born with musical ability,” noted Band Director Joseph Peloza. “Now is the time to nurture that ability. Participation in band and orchestra provides an avenue for creativity and self-expression that adds richness to the quality of life.”

Recent studies indicate, on average, students who study a musical instrument score higher on standardized tests and out perform their peers in academic courses.

For those interested in enrolling in band or orchestra next year, WCS will host instrument fittings 4-7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 27, at Edgewood Middle School. During these informal fittings, each child will have a hands-on opportunity to try out any instrument they might be interested in playing. The goal of the meeting is to choose the instrument and size best suited to each student.

The band department looks forward to meeting students and parents at fitting night and anticipates the beginning of another great sixth grade band and orchestra. Please call 574-371-5037 or email Lori Owens at to schedule an instrument fitting appointment for your student. The event is open to any interested fifth or sixth grade student.

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