Timothy Smith

Welcome to the Madison Elementary Band & Orchestra Webpage!!

Smith

Hello, my name is Timothy Smith and I am the 5th grade band and orchestra teacher at Madison Elementary.  I have been at Madison since 2011 and have enjoyed working with the beginning band/orchestra students!!  I'm also the Band Director at Wilson Middle School.  Please check out the website and keep up to date on all your band information.  Do forget to check the Calendar Page for upcoming performances/rehearsals and the Useful Handouts page for any documents I get out to the students (including the Band Handbook)!

Contact info:
Phone: 920-663-9928
Email: smitht@mpsd.k12.wi.us


Welcome 5th graders (and parents) to the start of an exciting journey for you!!  We are hoping to get started with small group lessons by the second week of October.  By now, you've tried out an instrument and selected which one you'd like to play. If your parents were unable to attend the Parent Meeting on September 16th,  I've included information below as far as what was discussed and what you or your parents will need to do in order to get an instrument and a lesson book.

Meeting Agenda (from September 16th Parent Meeting):

  1. I discussed how we fitted kids for instruments

  2. I talked about committing to the band/orchestra program for at least one year (our hope is 8 years through High School)

  3. How and where to get an instrument. We had a representative from Heid Music at the meeting and in the folder was information on how to rent an instrument through them.  You can find that flyer for band or orchestra in PDF form at the bottom of this webpage or on the Heid Music website. As a parent, you can rent or purchase an instrument from whomever you choose but we had Heid present for parents who were ready to rent that night.  You can still rent through them. Visit their website below and you can find information on how to rent an instrument and what the cost will be. You can also visit my "Useful Links" page to find other music stores - however we do highly recommend Heid Music: www.heidmusic.com

  4. Parents were to sign and return a "Pink Form" which I have included.  You can turn that into Ms. Groelle or Mr. Wagner by Wednesday, October 9th.  Please note, under the "Check One" area, the last selection should only be checked if you cannot afford an instrument or you have an instrument that is only rented through the MPSD Music Department ( tubas or basses, ect.)

  5. We will be starting band lessons the week of  Monday October 14th.  As a result, you will need to locate an instrument by that time.  If you need more time, please let me know. You will also need your lesson book: Essential Elements for Band Book 1 or Essential Elements for Strings Book 1 for your instrument and preferably a music stand to help your practice at home.

  6.  I hope this helps to explain what we discussed and the date your son/daughter needs an instrument by.  If I can be of further assistance at this point, please let me know by email or phone.

smitht@mpsd.k12.wi.us

920-663-9928 

I’m excited to get your son/daughter on board with band or orchestra!      Mr. Smith Heid Band Rental 2019.pdf Heid Orchestra Rental 2019.pdf

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