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OTTUMWA—Parents are reminded that the Ottumwa Elementary Band/Orchestra Program will hold an Open House for all fifth grade students and their parents on Tuesday, August 27 anytime between 4-6 p.m.and Thursday, August 29 anytime between 5-7 p.m. at Evans Middle School in the rubber gym. Students and parents may attend either night and only need to attend one evening.

Students/parents will see a short video about the band and orchestra instruments.  Each student will then meet individually with the directors and try their favorite instruments. Students will be able to sign up for band or orchestra at the open house.

West Music will be available to answer questions about renting or purchasing an instrument. They will also have lesson books, folding music stands, reeds, cleaning kits, etc. available for purchase.

Individual lessons will begin in September at each elementary school and are part of the district’s fine art program. There is no charge for individual lessons. For more information, contact Jena Hawk atvjena.hawk@ottumwaschools.com.

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