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LMK Transition - Music Choice

February 2022

Dear 5th Grade Families,

We are currently planning your child’s 6th-grade program for the 2022-23 school year.  One of the core requirements in New York 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 6th and 7th 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. Please note that both band and orchestra include additional small lesson groups, which will require your child to miss one class every six day cycle. Lesson groups are scheduled on a flexible and rotating basis. Students in band, chorus and orchestra participate in winter and spring concerts as well as 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. They will be able to provide guidance about 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 6th grade. This form is due no later than March 4th. It is important that we receive this information in a timely manner so we can schedule your child for the 2022-23 school year.

My sixth grade music choice.


Scott Fried