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    2017-2018 School Year
    Elementary Music: 
    8/10/17 Update: PARENTS OF MUSIC STUDENTS AT BLANCHE SPRENTZ, CARL SUNDAHL, AND NAVIGATOR! You may have received a ticket with incorrect information printed on the back. Please disregard this information. A new ticket will be printed and given to your child during the next music class. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. Please scroll down this page to see the Instrument Loaner Night information.
    Program Information:

    Welcome to Elementary Music!  Your student will learn to play an instrument, read music, and perform in a group setting.  We are currently sending home letters with information regarding music class options and eligibility for district loaned instruments. Another letter will go home in August with dates, times and locations for our Loaner and Rental Nights.  We will be updating this web site over the summer when those are confirmed.  Below is an overview of our program.

    General Music (recorder) is a required class unless students choose one of the options below.

    • Option for 4th Grade Students: Beginning Strings (Violin, Viola, or Cello)
    • Option for 5th and 6th Grade Students: Intermediate Strings (Violin, Viola, or Cello and must have taken Beginning Strings) or Beginning Band (Clarinet, Flute, Trombone, or Trumpet)

    General Music Supplies can be purchased at either of the school sites that will be hosting our Rental Nights and at our District Loaner Nights at our District Office. You can purchase General Music supplies at Gold Ridge Elementary School on Monday, August 21 from 4:00 to7:00 pm or at Navigator Elementary School on Tuesday, August 22 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. A Recorder and Book are $5 each and an optional, but very useful stand is $7. A package of all three is $15.  Used books and recorders can also be borrowed if needed. Loaners are available at the district office during any of our District Loaner Nights. (Please see the schedule below.)

    You may rent an instrument from a local music vendor if your student did not qualify for one of our district loaned instruments.  You can visit the stores or their websites to reserve an instrument in advance. We have links to some local music stores below.  For your convenience, you may be abke to pick up a rented instrument at one of our Rental Nights.

    If you choose to purchase an instrument or borrow an instrument from a friend or relative, please make sure that it is of good quality.  The instruments available at the Big Box stores or online are not always the best.  They may be inexpensive but they are not easily repaired and tend to go out of tune often.  

    Tim’s Music



    Kline Music



    The Nicholson Music Company



     Instrument Loaner Nights:

    Families were notified in writing during the Spring of 2017, if their child qualified for a district loaned instrument. We have a wait list for the upcoming year for those who didn't qualify in the spring.

    Waiting List:

    If your student did not qualify to borrow an instrument, they can apply to be on our waiting list.  There is no quarantee that we will have an instrument available for all waiting list applicants, but will do our best to place any instruments that are availble with your student.  Below is a link to our waiting list application.  It needs to be filled out completely and we would like you to list three choices for the preferred instrument.  Please return the waiting list application to the District Office at 1965 Birkmont Drive in Rancho Cordova.  We will have specific days and times that you can come to see what we have available and will contact you with the specifics after our loaner nights are finished.  We cannot reserve instruments for wait list applicants.  They will be awarded on a first come first served basis.  Waiting List Applications are due by 4:30 pm on Thursday, August 24th.

    Waiting List Application

    We look forward to working with you and introducing your student to the joy of music. Below is the schedule for Instrument Loaner and Rental Nights:

    Monday 8/21/17 Tuesday 8/22/17 Wednesday 8/23/17 Thursday 8/24/176  
    ESC Boardroom ESC Boardroom ESC Boardroom ESC Boardroom  
    5th & 6th Grade 4th Grade 5th & 6th Grade 4th Grade  
    Strings & Band Strings Strings & Band Strings  
    Green Ticket Green Ticket Gold Ticket Gold Ticket  
    3:30 - 6:30 3:30 - 6:30 3:30 - 6:30 3:30 - 6:30  
    Recorders/books for purchase  Recorders/books for purchase  Recorders/books for purchase  Recorders/books for purchase   
    and loan and loan and loan and loan  
    Gold Ridge Navigator      
    Private Rentals &   Private Rentals &      
    Recorder & Book Sales Recorder & Book Sales      
    (No loaners) (No loaners)      
    Time 4:00 - 7:00 Time 4:00 - 6:00      
    Monday 8/28/17 Tuesday 8/29/17 Wednesday 8/30/17 Thursday 8/31/17  
    No Loaners at ESC ESC Boardroom ESC Boardroom Wait List Only by   
    Wait List Review Wait List &   Wait List &   Appointment only  
    & Inventory Check Green & Gold Ticket Green & Gold Ticket    
      Make Ups Make Ups    
      3:30 - 6:30 3:30 - 6:30    
      Recorders/books for purchase or loan Recorders/books for purchase or loan    
    Instrument General Musicfor Purchase Recorders for Loan
    Instruction begins Gold Ridge 8/22 to 9/8 8/21 - 9/8
    the week of: 8:00 to 3:30 Daily at ESC ONLY 
    9/5  Gen Music Purchase or Borrow Schedule Above
      ESC 8/22 to 9/8  During Loaner Nights
      8:00 to 3:30 Daily  
    Visual and Performing Arts:
    VAPA Summer Enrichment Camp! 
    We have had a wonderful experience this year. Our culminating event and Parent Performance was a huge success.  We look forward to next year.  Please check back in the Spring for Registration informaion.
    Visual Arts:
    The City of Rancho Cordova, through the Measure H Grant, has generously donated funds to support the Visual Arts program at all Rancho Cordova elementary schools. We are bringing Artist to Go in conjunction with the Crocker Art Museum and Meet the Masters.  These two quality programs benefit our students, families and community in many ways. Look for more information to come!

    Physical Education:

    FCUSD Track & Field Meet scheduled for Friday, April 20th at 4:00 pm at Cordova High School 
    4th, 5th & Elementary 6th Grade students welcome! (Rain date: Friday, May 4th at 4:00 pm at Cordova High School)