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Registration for our Winter/Spring 2018 Kent 6th grade and middle/high school steel band classes are now OPEN. (Please read the information before scrolling to bottom of page for link to registration page)

Registration
Registration for our winter/spring semester steel bands for 6th graders and 7th – 12th graders is now open. To honor the families already committed to us and the two schools that are facilitating this program, we have a priority system in place for enrollment. Students will be enrolled based on the order below:

1) ALL players returning from the Fall semester classes, regardless of school affiliation, will have the highest priority (please enroll by January 8th)
2) Other students currently enrolled in Sunrise Elementary or Meridian Middle School (please enroll by January 10th)
3) Former Sunrise Elementary and Meridian Middle School students now attending schools (please enroll by January 12th)
4) All others (enroll by January 14th)

Registrants in categories 2, 3, and 4 can enroll any time, but will be placed on a stand-by list until their category is elidgible to complete registration. For these registrants, please do not remit a payment until you have been contacted with confirmation.

Currently, each class is limited to 18 – 22 participants.


Attendance Policy
Please do not enroll your child unless you are confident that they will be able to make a minimum of 75% of the rehearsals and as close to 100% of the performances as possible! Creating groups at the level we are attempting to achieve requires some commitment. We feel that this generous absence policy will allow those kids with other interests and projects to still be involved with them, while maintaining stability and sustainability for the group as a whole.

Schedule/Calendar
The schedule is:
6th grade – Tuesday and Thursday, 4:45 - 5:45 p.m. (4:30 p.m. doors open, final pick-up/doors closed by 6:00 p.m.)
7th through 12th grades – Tuesday
and Thursday, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. (doors open at 3:15 p.m., pick-up time no later than 4:45 pm.)

Classes begin Tuesday, January 16th, and (tentatively) will conclude in the first week in June. Our bands follow a full semester-long session in winter and spring, with two regular season concerts (March 29th and another in June), plus others TBA. Sessions are synchronized with the Kent School District calendar, with adjustments for early release days at our host school (Meridian Middle School). We have a google calendar containing all the dates you need to know about. Just click on "Schedule" in the menu of the SMN – Kent Home Page. That calendar currently runs only through the March concert, but will soon be filled in into June and beyond.

Location
The location for our classes remains at Meridian Middle School, 23480 - 120th Ave SE, Kent, in Portable #3.

Tuition
The fee for the entire winter/spring semester classes is $228 in total, or $38/month in 6 installments (January through June). This pays for instruction, administration, insurance, licensing and taxes, shirts, and any added costs of staging performances.

In our youth program, Sliding Scale/Tuition Assistance, and Full Waiver is available for qualifying families with lesser ability to pay. If you qualify for the reduced-price or free lunch program, you qualify for tuition assistance with us! We want to reduce or eliminate financial barriers to participation in our youth program as much as we possibly can. Click HERE to inquire about our sliding scale.

For parents of new youth participants, we provide a small packet of informational documents, releases, etc. The information is important and useful, and we do need the release forms returned in a timely manner. Thank you for addressing this need.

If you have a child with developmental or learning disabilities, please read our approach to including the developmentally disabled before proceeding with registration.


Click HERE to go to the registration page.