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Valentine 5th Grade Beginning Violin
Welcome to Beginning Strings!

Mr. Thomas Simpson  will be heading up the Beginning Strings program at Valentine,
as well as teaching Band, Intermediate Strings and classroom music.

Beginning Violin is open to any and all 5th graders interested in playing with hopes of entering the Strings ensembles in Middle School. Students with no or little experience (1 year or less) are encouraged to join!

After filling out and returning the attached commitment form, each student will meet with Mr. Simpson to discuss placement and where to obtain instruments and supplies. These are NOT auditions.

Please note, space is limited! If demand exceeds space available,a Lottery will be held to determine enrollment. This class will meet Thursday afternoons in the music room from 3:00-3:40 PM

Attached is our introductory letter and commitment form.  Please return the commitment form no later than October 5th.

Questions? Please email Mr. Simpson at tsimpson@smusd.us