Elementary Music Program

Welcome to Band!

I am very excited to be working at Rescue Union School District, teaching elementary students the lifelong skill of learning a musical instrument!  Band is available to all 4th and 5th Grade students.  Please click on your school listed on the left to find a detailed band schedule and important concert dates.  Scroll down to look at the materials needed, choose an instrument, and use the link below to sign up for band! 
-Mrs. Olson
Image result for music note images             Mrs. Olson               music note with heart

What Do You Need To Be In Band?

Materials to bring to your scheduled band class:
Acceptable 4th and 5th Grade Band Instruments and materials needed:
(Links below are examples of what to buy on Amazon.  You do not need to purchase through Amazon or purchase the exact item shown.)
5th Grade students who have played a wind instrument for at least one year can continue on an instrument listed above or switch to one of the following instruments:

Where Do I Get My Instrument and Book?

There are three options for acquiring a band instrument:
1) Rent from a music store (see below for options).  This is your best choice when your student is starting an instrument, because you don't know if that is the instrument they will stay on.  
2)  Purchase an instrument, or use an instrument owned by a family member.  Purchasing an instrument presents a couple challenges:  Your student may change their mind or find that a different instrument is a better fit for them.  Also, make sure you purchase a quality instrument that is in good working order.  There are a lot of instruments on Amazon for $100 or less.  These instruments are made of cheap materials and may work fine to start with, but are hard/impossible to repair.  Please read this article on Recommended Instrument Brands for more information.  If using a family member's instrument, please make sure the instrument is in good working order.  If it needs repairs, I recommend taking the instrument to:
8091 Greenback Lane 
Citrus Heights (behind Beach Hut Deli)
3) Borrow an instrument from the School District.  This option is available to students who have financial need.  There are not a lot of instruments available, so instruments will be checked out on a first come, first served basis and you may not get your first choice.  You will also be provided with a book for your instrument. If you have financial need and would like to borrow an instrument, please indicate your need on the sign up form or contact me at miolson@rescueusd.org.

Instrument Rental Information

There are several music stores in the area you can visit to rent an instrument and purchase a book:
873 Embarcadero Dr., Suite #1
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  

636 E. Bidwell St.

Folsom, CA 95630

(916) 983-0763

The Music Yard    Order online and they will deliver to your school, or visit:
Tague Band Instrument Services
8091 Greenback Lane 
Citrus Heights (behind Beach Hut Deli)
Gottschalk Musical Instruments
(Call and they will deliver to your school)
(530) 622-5143