Frequently Asked Questions:

Band & Strings

F.A.Q. for Acton Boxborough Regional School District Elementary Music Program

  1. When will my child's lesson take place? When registering with Acton-Boxborough Community Ed., your lesson days and times will be indicated. You can also check the band and strings websites for the most up to date schedule.

  2. How do I register my child? Registration for our program is done in conjunction with Community Education.

  3. Do lessons take place on snow days? No, lessons do not take place on snow days.

  4. Do lessons take place on holidays? No. Lessons follow the school calendar for holidays.

  5. How can I get financial assistance? Please follow this link.

  6. How can I acquire an instrument? Many local music stores offer wonderful choices and superior service after your purchase. We’re happy to provide you with feedback about a possible purchase. Please ask your teacher before purchasing from an unknown online source.

  7. What grades participate in this program? Strings in 4, 5, 6. Band in 5, 6.

  8. Can my child participate as a 1st, 2nd, 3rd grade student if they have prior experience? Unfortunately, no. Our program is designed and scheduled to meet the emotional, learning, and schedule needs of older students regardless of experience.

  9. Who is my child’s teacher? Your teacher will contact you before the first lesson. The teachers and their contact information will also be available on the Performing Arts website, as well as the Elementary Band and Elementary Strings websites.

  10. When will my child’s instrument arrive? Pickup/Dropoff dates for 2021-2022 will be announced soon.

  11. Does the school provide instruments to everyone? No, but the school does have a limited number of used instruments that we maintain to loan to students in need. These instruments are of excellent quality and have been professionally maintained for this purpose.

  12. Do you offer piano or guitar? No. Piano and guitar are wonderful instruments, but not suited to learning in our large school groups.