The first day of
spring ushers in another great Duneland tradition: the next generation of
band and orchestra students beginning their musical journey!
Chesterton Band and
Orchestra beginner sign-ups are underway. The registration process for
joining the band (current fifth grade students) and orchestra (current
fourth grade students) has begun. The performing arts program in Duneland
involves over 1,000 students each year and is always looking for more young
Over the past
month, fourth and fifth grade students have been visited by band and
orchestra directors along with some high school students to talk about the
opportunity to learn a new instrument and join the band and orchestra
also mailed home to parents along with a registration form to sign up for an
instrument fitting time. Instrument fittings will take place at Chesterton
Middle School (CMS) on Tuesday, March 20, and Wednesday, March 21.
director of Music Education for the Duneland School Corporation, enjoys
instrument fittings every year. "There's so much energy and excitement in
the room,” said Arizzi. “I still remember my tryout night all these years
later. It’s so much fun, I encourage all of our fourth and fifth graders to
come and pick out a new instrument.”
form is due back to the student's music teacher by Friday, March 9. If the
information was not received at home, please contact Cindi Delich, music
department secretary at (219) 983-3730, ext. 7147, or by emailing email@example.com.
questions, contact Vince Arizzi at firstname.lastname@example.org.