Join the Instrumental Music Program

for all Oakview and Nelson Ridge 5th Graders

5th Grade Band and Orchestra Informational Meeting

Tuesday, Sep. 6th, 7-8pm

This is an online event.

Please join us for the Oakview and Nelson Ridge 5th Grade Band and Orchestra Parent Information session on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 at 7:00pm.

Please join the ZOOM Meeting with this link:

Information About the Band and Orchestra Program:

During the meeting, we will be sharing the following Google Slides Presentation:

How to Register:

Interested in Joining Band or Orchestra? Excellent!

Please fill out the Google Form link below to officially

register for the program. Please complete the registration by Saturday, September 17, so there is enough time to get an instrument and for the teachers to plan for instruction in that will begin the week of Sept. 26. Thank you!

How to get an instrument:

Call Quinlan and Fabish Music Company at 630-654-4111 or visit by Saturday, September 17 to make sure your child has an instrument/supplies when we begin band and orchestra the week of September 26.

*If you cannot attend the Virtual Informational Meeting please contact us if you have questions after reviewing the links above:

Band—Mrs. Clark at (815) 462-7951, x. 6166 or

Orchestra—Ms. Darin at (815) 462-7951, x. 6165 or

What is Instrumental Music?

The Band is made up of Woodwinds, Brass, and Percussion instruments:

We offer: Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombone, Baritone, Tuba, and Percussion

The Orchestra is made up of String instruments:

We offer: Violin, Viola, Cello, and Bass

All 5th graders will have the opportunity to see and hear the Band and Orchestra instruments on the following days during school:

Nelson Ridge on Thursday, September 1 and Oakview on Friday, September 2

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How playing an instrument benefits your brain - Anita Collins