Recorders

Recorders
As part of the NISD music curriculum, all 4th and 5th grade students will be learning to play the recorder.  All 4th and 5th grade students will need to have 2 recorders, one to keep at home and one to keep at school.  At the end of the year, the school recorder may be taken home.  I am requiring 2 recorders so that students will not have to worry about forgetting a recorder at home/school and not being able to participate/practice. 
 
The cost for recorders is $15.00 for both recorders.   Each order will contain 2 recorders, zippered storage cases, cleaning rods with cleaning cloths, and joint grease.  If you only need to purchase 1 recorder because your child already owns one, the cost for 1 recorder is $10.00.   If you are unable to afford one or both recorders, please contact me and we will try to work something out.  To view the recorder letter and order form please click on the following link.
 
 
If your child already has a recorder, it is fine if they use that one.  I only ask that you let us look it over and make sure it is in good playing condition.  Also, some recorders are pitched in a different key than others.  It is imperative that all students have recorders pitched in the same key so that we can play our recorders in class together.  We also ask that you not go out and buy a cheaper recorder from Wal-Mart or a discount store.  Yes these recorders are much less expensive, but they are meant as toys, not musical instruments.