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Instrumental Music Highlights

Music Notes from Ms. Stamper & Ms. Piotrowski

ms. jenna stamper, band director

ms. jenna stamper, band director

ms. anna piotrowski, strings

ms. anna piotrowski, strings


Music Notes:

Welcome back to another great school year with Ms. Piotrowski and Ms. Stamper!  We look forward to getting started with our students!  Please be sure to check out this page for updates and important information.  

Band and Strings Calendar:

Tuesday 9/5 - Returning Band and Strings Students group lessons begin

Wednesday 9/6 - 4th grade STRINGS before school ensemble begins 7:00am  drop off (SS Gym Doors)

Thursday 9/7 - 5th grade STRINGS and BAND before school ensemble begins 7:00am drop off (SS Gym Doors)

Thursday 9/7- Instrument RENTAL for new students from 3:00-5:00pm in Rm 249 ( at end of building 4 band room)

Monday 9/11 - 1st grade violin in school group lessons begin

Monday 9/11-  4th grade BAND in school group lessons begin

Wednesday 9/13 - 4th grade BAND before school ensemble begins 7:00am drop off (SS Gym Doors)

Monday 9/18 - 1st grade after school violin club begins 3:00-4:00 in Rm 249


Returning students:

grades 2-5 band and strings lessons start: Tuesday Sept 5, 2017

Before school ensembles for 5th grade band and 4th and 5th grade strings begin this week as well.  Drop off is between 7:00-7:15am at the Secondary School Gym Doors (3941 N. Bell)


New students: (1st grade violin, 4th grade band)

INSTRUMENT RENTAL WILL BE ON THURSDAY SEPT. 7 FROM 3:00-5:00 PM IN ROOM 249.  Music Reps for Quinlan & Fabish will be assisting with instrument rental.  1st grade string students must be present to be sized for an instrument.

1st grade beginning strings and 4th grade beginning band lessons start: Monday Sept 11, 2017

Even if students do not have their instrument they should still come to all lessons.

Before school ensemble for 4th grade band start: Wednesday 9/13/17 (meets every Wed. from 7:15-7:55a). Drop students off between 7:00-7:15a at the Secondary School Gym doors (3941 N. Bell)

After school violin club for beginning and 1st grade strings start: Monday 9/18/17 (meet every Mon. from 3:00-4:00p)


Trimester 1 Small Group Lesson Schedule 2017/18:

Lesson Schedule


Concert Dates:



SPRING CONCERT DATE (2017/18):   Wednesday May 23, 2018 

  • STRINGS grades 1-8 start time at 5:30pm
  • BAND and JAZZ BAND grades 4-8 start time at 7:00pm


2017/2018 Year Long Schedules and Resources :

Before and After school Clubs & Ensembles (Meet Weekly all three trimesters):

Start: Week of 9/11/17                          End: Week of 5/28/18

4th grade before school ensemble: Wednesdays 7:15-8:00 am (Drop off between 7:00-7:15 at HS Gym Lobby)

5th grade before school ensemble: Thursdays 7:15-8:00 am (Drop off between 7:00-7:15 at HS Gym Lobby)

Beginning strings club ( less than 1 year playing the instrument): Mondays 3:10-4:00 (Will get students after school at 3, Parent pick up is at 3911)

Secondary Jazz Band Club: TBD 2nd & 3rd trimester only 


Enrollment form:

Band and String Students and Families (Grades 1-5):

Enrollment form 2017/18

Use the link provided to print off the enrollment form and turn in to the Elementary School Main office with the form and fee.  All checks should be made out to St. Benedict Preparatory School.  Please write that the check is for band and/or strings program.


Quinlan & Fabish Website:

Private Lesson Teachers

Lesson teachers