Frequently Asked Questions
Below are some Frequently Asked Questions of Parents and Students who are new to Music Classes at the Secondary Level:
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What is MPA? MPA stands for Music Performance Assessment - and annual event that Band and Choir students participate in each ear for a rating
What is S&E? S&E or Solo and Ensemble is an adjudicated event that Band and Choir students participate in each year in January/February where students perform solo works and small ensembles (Duets, Trios, Choirs)
My Child wants to join Band or Chorus? This is exciting news and we would love to have them join the NSBMS Music Family please visit our Future Students Page to give some more info about Band and Chorus or Contact the Director. Additionally, make sure that you student is registered for Band or Chorus with the School office so that they are in the right class from Day 1.
Why are there Fee's associated with Band and Chorus? Unfortunately the State of Florida and the School District don't fund any programs 100%. Our fundraising and the fee's cover the remaining balance that it takes to offer the experiences that are expected in our organization. The fee doesn't cover the entirety of our operating costs. We must fundraise all year long in addition.
How do I pay my Band/Choir Fees? Parents may send in cash or checks (made out to NSBMS Band boosters) with their students and drop them in the gray money box by the directors office. please be sure the envelope has a full name and grade on it. Parents may also pay online either with a Credit Card though Charms office. Details can be found on the Pay fees page here Charms- and Pay Fee's
How much does an instrument cost? This dependents on the instrument. We work with some local businesses who have rent to own programs and make it affordable. More expensive instruments can also be rented though the school for a nominal fee that covers annual maintenance. Please note NO CHILD will be left behind because they cant afford an instrument. WE WILL DO EVEYTHING IN OUR POWER TO HELP YOU.
Can my child still do sports and their activates? YES 100% we have students who are in Band/Choir who are in just about every club, sport, or organization on and off campus. While our classes are co-curricular and a grade students have always been successful in both their music class and other extra curricular actives. We plan events as far in advance as we can so parents have time to coordinate.