4th Grade Band Information

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We would like to offer your child the opportunity to play a musical instrument.

The 4th grade instrumental music program is a valued and integral part of the curriculum in the Falmouth Public Schools. Studying a musical instrument is rewarding, fun and has a positive impact on your child’s development that will last a lifetime. It develops responsibility, self-discipline, concentration, self-confidence, creativity and a lifelong appreciation of music.

We demonstrate the instrument options by late September to all 4th graders, during school.

The lesson program will begin in October. For more information, just reference your school Calendar for specific dates and details.

Instruction will be provided by a certified music teacher with the assistance of qualified and responsible Falmouth High School students. The only cost to you is the rental or purchase of an instrument and the method book. Parents are responsible for their students’ transportation to and/or from rehearsal. Students must be dropped off or picked up promptly unless other arrangements have been made.

Through a bid process, Music & Arts was selected by the Falmouth Public Schools to offer a rental plan as a convenience to you. However, you may acquire an instrument, new or used, from any source. It is important that all students have the method book “Standard of Excellence” Book 1 (With CD). This book can be purchased on the rental site, online at Music & Arts. There is also a limited supply of school-owned instruments that students with financial hardships may use. Please email Mr. Steven Edwards to discuss this.

If you would like your student to participate in the program, please click the links and...

  1. Review the information on the Music & Arts website
  2. Complete the 4th Grade Band Registration Form / Formulário de inscrição da banda da 4ª série
  3. Read the Falmouth Rental Instructions (ONLY if you need to Rent an Instrument)
  4. Rent your child's Instrument on www.musicarts.com (ONLY if you need to Rent an Instrument)

There will be an optional introductory lesson. For the date and time, just reference our Music Department Google Calendar on this page or your child's school calendar.

Regular, weekly lessons will follow the introductory lesson.

Please feel free to email us or call if you have any questions or concerns.


Steven Edwards : [email protected]

Weekly lessons begin in October: For the dates and times, just reference your child's school calendar.

North Falmouth Elementary School: Monday mornings 8:00-9:00am
Korey Charles: [email protected]

East Falmouth Elementary School: Tuesday mornings 8:00-9:00am
Monique Dos Santos: [email protected]

Mullen Hall Elementary School: Wednesday afternoons 3:30-4:20pm
Steven Edwards: [email protected]

Teaticket Elementary School: Wednesday afternoons 3:30-4:20pm
Marjorie Huelsman: [email protected]

The impact of music education on children is profound.

Music does more than just make sounds, it changes the way we think and act. The skills your child will learn in music will help them be successful on the stage, in the classroom, and for the rest of their lives.