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AN IMPORTANT NOTE FOR PARENTS

Dear Families of 5th grade BSD7 students:
I wanted to give you an update on 5th grade music for the upcoming school year. Historically, our 5th grade students have all studied a band or orchestra instrument as part of the 5th grade music program. The two biggest considerations before continuing the band and orchestra classes at this time are the possible increased COVID-related mitigation issues and the lack of frequent instruction during the blended model.
After careful consultation with teachers, building administrators, and central office personnel, I have decided that we will delay 5th grade band and orchestra instruction for now. For this reason, the Bozeman Friends of
Music Annual Music Instrument Swap is also now on hold.
We will revisit the feasibility of restarting the program if and when our
instructional circumstances change during the course of the school year.
We also hope to reschedule the Instrument Swap for later in the year. In the meantime we are planning rich and value-adding general music content for our students.
I appreciate your understanding and flexibility!
Best,
Andrew

Andrew W. Loftus
Director of Student Programs
Bozeman Public Schools
404 W. Main St., Rm 145
Bozeman, MT 59715
406-522-6017

Upcoming Board Meeting will be held Wednesday, November 11th at 5:30pm at GHS orchestra room

Bozeman Friends Of Music was established in 1985 with the goal of supporting music in the Bozeman Public School District above and beyond the ordinary, enriching the lives of students through exceptional musical experiences. We are basically the “booster club” for choir, band and orchestra in the Bozeman Public Schools. Please read, download and share our 2019-2020 Program Guide and Membership Application.

BFOM is run completely by volunteers. Please check out the following link for specific ways you can support music in our schools and our amazing young musicians: http://bfom.ivolunteer.com/hnl . Please consider giving a small amount of time to help. You can also Click Here for a general volunteer form.