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LMK Transition - Music Choice

February 2023

Dear 5th Grade Families,

We are currently planning your child’s 6th-grade program for the 2023-24 school year.    One New York State core requirement is that students receive music instruction during their middle school experience. It is also part of the arts sequence in the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program.

Louis M. Klein Middle School offers band, orchestra, chorus, and general music. All sixth and seventh graders must be enrolled in one music class. They may not be enrolled in more than one due to scheduling restraints. Our music classes meet one period every other day for the entire school year. As in elementary school, band and orchestra include additional small group lessons, with students pulled from one class period each six-day cycle. These lessons are scheduled on a flexible and rotating basis. Students in the band, chorus, and orchestra participate in winter and spring concerts and occasional community or school events.

The choice of music class is an important one. Once the school year begins, we cannot change your music choice. Please feel free to contact your elementary school music teacher if you have any questions. Your child’s music teacher can guide the best choice for your child. Band and orchestra students should continue studying the instrument they played in elementary school. Students who did not participate in band or orchestra are welcome to begin in middle school.

Please click on the link below to choose a music class for sixth grade. This form is due no later than March 3rd. It is important that we receive this information in a timely manner so we can schedule your child for the 2023-24 school year.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact one of our school guidance counselors at 630-3057, Mr. Matthew Royal, Director of Fine and Performing Arts, at 630-3043 or me at 630-3031. 

My sixth grade music choice


Scott Fried   Matthew Royal
Principal      Director of Fine and Performing Arts