• Virtual Bulletin Board

    Warmest wishes for a safe and happy summer!

    Announcements
    ENROLLED STUDENTS (PLAYED AN INSTRUMENT THIS YEAR AT SCHOOL)
    Returns
    1. Be sure you return school loaned instruments (We will not accept rented instruments)
    2. Instruments rentals from a music store, keep renting if continuing next year.
    3. Contact rental company for return instructions if wanting to return instrument.
     
    NEW/INTERESTED STUDENTS
    1. Students who are not currently enrolled in the IS Istrumental Music Prgogram ONLY
    2. If youare enrolled, there is no need to complete enrollment information.

      TRANSPORTATION ALERT: State Law prohibits large instruments: Baritone Horn, Percussion Learning Kits (Drums), French Horns, Bass, Cellos, and Tubas on school buses. Instruments that can safely rest on a student’s lap or in between legs will be permitted. Be aware that parents/guardians will be responsible for the transportation of larger instruments. In most instances, with the exception of drums, U.M.I.S. can accommodate transportation conflicts by providing a “back-up” instrument for in-school use. It will be the parent’s/guardian’s responsibility to transport drums ("PLK") to and from school on lesson days. In extenuating circumstances, special arrangements can be made for drum pick-up/drop-off. Parents/Guardians are advised to take this information into consideration in the instrument selection process. 

    ALL ENROLLED STUDENTS SHOULD BRING THE FOLLOWING TO EACH LESSON:

    - Instrument
    - Lesson Book/Pencil
    - 1 inch 3 ring binder (no filler paper)

     

    PARENT/GUARDIAN REMINDER:

    All weekly practice logs should be checked and signed.

     

    DRUMMERS TRANSPORTATION ALERT:

    State Law prohibits large instruments: Percussion Learning Kits (Drums) on school buses. Please be reminded that it is the parent’s/guardian’s responsibility to transport drums ("PLK") to and from school on lesson days. In extenuating circumstances, special arrangements can be made for drum pick-up/drop-off via the IS office (7:30 AM - 3:30 PM).

     

    In an Effort to "Go Green"

    We will post announcements and needed paperwork (i.e.- rehearsal calendars, emergency announcements) on our UMIS "Music Bulletin Board" Web-page. We suggest that you copy and paste the above link for a direct link to this page.  We urge you to book mark this page and check it on a weekly basis (Sundays are best) so you can stay best informed. We will update the bulletin board on Fridays and occasionally on Sunday evenings. You will be able to check the bulletin board for rehearsal cancellations in the event of inclement weather. By keeping in touch with the "Music Bulletin Board," you and your child will be well informed and up to date. 

     

    Need Supplies/Repairs? 

    http://www.musicarts.com

    *Please Note:

    Music & Arts Center is a local vendor located in Horsham, PA. It is not required to use this vendor. It is for guaranteed instrument quality, repair and overall consumer convenience purpose that we provide lease information for this particular vendor. 

    Deluca Music, in Hatboro, provides a comparable lease program as well.

    Qualifying for a Performing Ensemble
    The required skills/standards are as follows:

    All students must be able to proficiently (independently)

    _____ Demonstrate self-control and appropriate listening skills.

    _____ Demonstrate proper developing technique. (Instrument hold, sitting/standing position, posture)

    _____ Produce a quality developing characteristic tone for the following*

               *Winds: Play five pitches/notes (the first five taught pitches).

               *Percussion: Play quarter, eighth note values. Count quarter, half, whole rest durations.

               *Strings: Play D, E, F#, G, A, B, C#, D. Open G and E strings.

       _____ Read/identify/play the mentioned pitches using quarter, half, whole value durations.

       _____ Demonstrate independent playing skills for a large group setting through duets.

       _____ Maintain a steady beat. 

    Students' weekly assignments are notated on their weekly practice log
     
    Please monitor students' practice habits and sign the log prior to their lesson
    Practice logs should remain in the binder for the entire year
     
     
Last Modified on June 2, 2021