New Band Program for Fourth and Fifth Graders!

We are delighted to announce that coming up this fall we will be offering after school band for our fourth and fifth graders! We will be providing instruction through our partnership with the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music.

Students will have the opportunity to study flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone and percussion for 24 weeks, on Tuesdays after school beginning in October. The program is a year-long commitment, and will end in late May/early June.

Students participate in group instruction, taught by the excellent professional musicians and educators from the Conservatory’s Music Partners Program. In the Fall, we will have a demonstration for all 4th and 5th-grade students of the instruments to select from.

We start off the program with a Parent Night, to talk with families about program goals and expectations and how to set up a good practice routine. We will end the year with a wonderful concert to showcase everything the students have learned.

If you would like to apply to the band program, please fill out the form below. Every effort will be made to give each student his or her first choice but since this is not always possible we ask that you give careful thought to your second choice.

The cost of the program is $270 for the 24 weeks, plus the cost of renting the instrument (approx $140 per year), unless you own your own. Children will keep instruments at home and bring them to school on Tuesdays for band instruction.

The $30 Afterschool Annual Registration fee is also required. Tuition assistance is available if the cost is a hardship for your family — please contact Janine.

Please feel free to contact Janine and Lara with any questions.

We are looking forward to a wonderful year of music and learning!

Janine DiLorenzo

PS 372 After School Registrar/ Enrichment Coordinator

Lara Wechsler, Cindy Day, Derek Costas and Sara Schoenbeck

PS 372 Parent Volunteers


Please print and return this completed form to your child’s classroom teacher or to the PTA Mailbox in the main office.

Yes!  I’d like to join the PS 372 Band in October!

Child’s full name


Child’s class ____________________

Parent’s name(s)


Parent’s email (very important!)


Phone  __________________________________________________________

Please select your 1st and 2nd choices below, if you have a preference (you may also choose in the Fall):

_____ Flute        _____ Clarinet    _____ Trumpet _____ Trombone

_____ Percussion        _____Undecided

Do you own your own instrument or will you be renting one?

_____We own an instrument.

_____We will be interested in renting an instrument. (approx. $140 per year)

PS 372 will be setting up a rental account with a nationally-based organization Music and Arts: