St. Anastasia Catholic School

629 Glen Flora Avenue, Waukegan, IL 60085

NEW Band Program at St. Anastasia School

My name is Jim Jacobs. I am a working musician, private music mentor, and band director. I have been asked to start a band program at St. Anastasia Catholic School.
The program will include the following:
All musicians will receive one group lesson and one band rehearsal per week. Instruction in, but not to limited clarinet, flute, sax, trumpet, trombone, and baritone.
Beginners will work from Essential Elements and supplemental work sheets by Jim Jacobs
All rehearsals and lessons will be open for observation
Group lessons and band rehearsals are planned for Monday mornings (subject to change)
Cost will be $350 per student per school year
We will emphasize the foundations of music. Starting day one, young musicians will learn the basics of their instrument of choice, including not only reading of music and technique, but proper posture, hand position, embouchure, and breathing. Instruction on how and what to practice at home will also be taught. We will work as a team in a non-competitive environment to create a fun experience for the students. In the future, I’d like to see the band be a part of the school by performing at select sporting events, fundraisers, or other programs and functions. Perhaps, we can start community outreach with concerts at a local senior center, or farmers’ market, once the program is established.
On Monday 09/25/17 at 6:30 PM, there will be an instrument "petting zoo" at Family Piano. Your child will be able to learn about the instruments and try them on for size and fit. You will be able to sign up for the band. As a convenience, representatives from Music Center of Kenosha will be attending, so that you can rent your instrument of choice. You are welcome to use any vendor you'd like for rentals. If you want to purchase an instrument, I have several sources. I'll be happy to answer any and all questions. Feel free to call/text me at any time. My mobile number is 847/372-0656Keep in mind that private lessons are available at all levels.
I'll need the following information to get started. Please, fill in and return to at your earliest convenience.
Student’s Name:
Number of years played:
Parent’s Name:
Phone #
Mobile #
I'm looking forward to working with your students.
Thank you for the opportunity,
Jim Jacobs
Call 847/372-0656 to book Jim Jacobs Duo, Trio, Quartet, Quintet or L'il Big Band! 
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