Students New to Allan A. Martin
IBT students at Allan A. Martin will be enrolled in the Instrumental (band) Music Program. The Instrumental Program is designed to meet the requirements of the Ontario Curriculum expectations through learning to play an instrument.
The Instrumental Music Program is an excellent opportunity for your child to learn how to play a band instrument such as the flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, trumpet, trombone, or baritone.
When in the Instrumental Music Program, students have the opportunity to join the extra-curricular band and have the opportunity to perform at AAM Winter and Spring concerts, Kiwanis Music Festival, PMTA Music Festival and have the opportunity to watch the Toronto Symphony Orchestra to perform in the fall.
Students in the Instrumental Music Program will require the following:
Students will need to provide an instrument for the school year. Allan A. Martin has an instrument rental agreement with Cosmo Music. This agreement ensures that our students receive top-quality instruments. If your child's instrument is ever in need of repair, we coordinate the pick-up, delivery and repair directly with Cosmo Music. Any adjustments and repairs required due to normal wear and tear are covered as part of the rental contract. The cost of renting an instrument is $230. This covers the rental cost and any regular maintenance or repairs needed. This also covers the cost of sharing the rental of larger instruments like French horns, tubas, baritones, bass clarinets, and saxophones.
If you are considering the purchase of an instrument for your child to play, please ensure that the quality of the instrument is acceptable. A non-reputable Instrument purchased at a big box store or online is not considered to be a quality instrument. This means that the instrument will not produce a good tone and may break more easily resulting in costly repairs. If you would like to discuss reputable instrument brand names or music stores before purchasing, please contact the school to speak to Ms. Kim at extension 135.
Students will need to purchase a practice manual named Standard of Excellence. Order forms will be sent out in late September.
If your child owns a band instrument, you will need to fill out the attached Registration Form with a note. If your child will be renting an instrument, you will need to fill out the attached Registration Form Instrumental Music Letter.pdf and Online Registration/Payment. All forms must be filled completely in order for your child to be a part of the Instrumental Music Program.
Payment of the rental instrument can be made by credit card through Cosmo at allanamartin.cosmomusic.ca. The form is due back to the school by May 5th, 2017. Instrument rental registration and payment is due online by August 1st, 2017. Late submissions will not be accepted. Money related concerns should be directed to Cosmo Music at 905-770-5222.