Thank you for your interest in ALF Instrumental Music. It has been a challenging year for students and staff but our online Spring 2021 concert was a success. Congratulations to all the students who participated and to the families who supported them.
Welcome to the 2021-2022 season of Instrumental Music!
Registration for music classes opened on Monday, August 23, 2021 at 12 Noon and closed on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 5:00 PM.. Be sure to follow the links at the bottom of this page (and every Music page) to learn all about this very comprehensive music program for 4th, 5th, & 6th grade students. The Student Handbook is especially helpful.
Missed the Parent Meeting? Go to Rentals & Events and click on the handouts.
Instrumental Music 2021 – 2022
Since 1985, Assistance League of Flintridge has administered an Instrumental Music program during the school year for students in grades 4 through 6. Classes are held at the three La Cañada Unified School District elementary schools, either before or after school and in the Chapter Meeting Room at ALF on Saturdays. Students receive one hour per week of instruction in an ensemble setting supplemented by off-campus “sectionals” and extra practices.
All students perform in two concerts a year, in the winter and spring at Lanterman Auditorium. Advanced* students in String Orchestra and Concert Band also perform In-School concerts at their school sites and join the 7/8 students for a special joint concert. In addition, the advanced students have the opportunity to audition for a solo part in the Spring Concert.
For 2021-2022, Instrumental Music is planning to be back at the three elementary school sites and at ALF following CDC and LCUSD COVID-19 protocols. Current guidelines as of August 11,2021, will allow String classes (Beginning Strings, String Orchestra) to be socially-distanced indoors with students and instructors wearing masks. Band classes (Concert Band, Beginning Woodwinds, Beginning Brass) will be held outside with students socially distanced, using special instrument masks and bell covers.** Instructors will also wear masks. Percussion students and instructors at ALF will wear masks and follow social-distancing protocols. ALF will continually update its procedures as COVID-19 and LCUSD guidelines evolve.
*Advanced classes are for students who have been in ALF’s Instrumental Music program for at least one year, or with permission from the instructor.
**This PPE will be provided by ALF, but we are asking that parents consider a $20 donation to help defray this cost.
Follow the Links Below to Learn More About ALF Instrumental Music