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Music at Fairmount Park

During the week, all students grade K-5 will have a general music class during the school day with Mr. Pendergrass in the music room once a week.

Instrumental music instruction for students in grades 4-5 is also offered during the school day as a pull-out program.

Instrumental Music with Mr. Pendergrass

We are excited to offer Elementary Instrumental Music (EIM) to your student! My name is Ken Pendergrass and I will be your EIM teacher this year if you attend Louisa Boren STEM K-8, Alki Elementary, Pathfinder K-8 or Fairmount Park Elementary. The program is for 5th graders and for 4th graders if space is available. Instruments we teach are Violin, Cello, Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, and Trombone. This is an optional program that students and families choose to participate in. During the school day, students leave their regular classrooms to go to EIM for about 30 minutes, one day per week.  Enrollment for EIM is now closed for the 22-23 school year.

Louisa Boren STEM K8 Instrumental Schedule

Monday at STEM

9:05-9:35 Flute
9:40-10:10 Clarinet 
10:15-10:45 Brass
11:00-11:30 Violin 
12:40-1:10 Trumpet
1:15-1:45 Strings 
1:50-2:20 Intermediate Brass
2:35-3:05 Intermediate Strings

Alki Elementary Instrumental Schedule

Tuesday morning at Alki:

8:00-8:30 Flute
8:35-9:05 Clarinet 
9:05-9:35 Intermediate Ensemble 
9:40-10:10 Brass
10:15-10:45 Trumpet 
10:50-11:20 Strings 

Pathfinder K8 Instrumental Schedule

Tuesday afternoon at Pathfinder:

1:25-1:55 Flute
2:00-2:30 Clarinet 
2:35-2:55 Brass
2:55-3:25 Strings 

Fairmount Park Instrumental Schedule

Wednesday at Fairmount Park:

8:20-8:50 Trombone 
8:50-9:20 Trumpet 
9:20-9:50 Strings 
9:50-10:20 Intermediate Strings 
12:05-12:35 Flute 
12:40-1:10 Clarinet 

Thursday at Fairmount Park:

9:35-10:05 Intermediate Band

Weekly Announcements all Instrumental Families

Week of November 14

Dear Instrumental families-

As we head into conference week and Thanksgiving break, I want to say THANK YOU for your patience and support of the Elementary Instrumental Music program (EIM). We should have instruments for most students now and method books are set to arrive this week.

If You Have A School District Instrument…

…and did not fill out an Instrument Loan Agreement, please go to the link below and fill out the form:

SPS Instrument Loan Agreement 22-23

Please Label Your instrument

Before your next lesson, please take the time to put a proper label on your instrument. For families borrowing school district instruments, the piece of masking tape with your child’s name on it is only temporary. Please put a luggage tag or more permanent label on your instrument that includes your child’s name, school and classroom teacher. Because so many instrument cases look alike, a proper label is necessary for your case.

Some Helpful Videos for Practicing at Home

When our method books arrive, I will be assigning specific pages for your child to practice at home. Until that time, I have some helpful videos for each instrument you can watch at home. I created these a few years ago, so ignore the dates and times I mention in the video, but do click on the links for your instrument below for a short lesson and some helpful tips before our next lesson after Thanksgiving break:

Video Lessons