In order to provide additional time to those students who can't get enough music, I have created an After-School Program (sometimes before school..ugh) that is as follows:
Monday...3:15-4...Beginning Guitar (primarily students from 1st through 3rd Grade)
Tuesday...3:15-4...Intermediate Guitar (primarily students who have been with me a while and are usually in the age group between 3rd though 5th Grade)
Friday...7 - 7:45...Elementary Band / 3:15-4...Beginning Guitar (students from 3rd though 5th)
All groups perform throughout the year. Last year the Choir had several concerts around the holidays, sang the National Anthem at Sky Sox, and participated at the In-Harmony Festival at Pikes Peak Center and the Falcon Elementary Choir Festival. The Guitar groups have been in a few concerts, not to mention a Winter and Spring family pot luck and performance here at school that has been a huge success. My goal with the instrumental music students is to have them play with the middle school band when ready. This is a fee based program ($250 for the year or $30 per month).