• Welcome to the Valley and Cornwells Elementary Band Program. I hope that you find this site informative as well as helpful to you and your child. Please feel free to drop me a line if you have any questions.

    Mr. George Leigh
    215-750-2800 ext. 1677
    gleigh@bensalemsd.org
    BAND INFO:


    All band students need to have a three ring binder with a pocket on the front and/or back cover to use this year in lessons and rehearsal. A #2 pencil is also required to be kept inside the notebook.
     
    If you are supplying your own instrument and not renting one through the school approved music service, you will need to purchase a lesson book and music stand. (If you do not already have one) The name of the instrumental lesson book for every band instrument except percussion is entitled "Tradition of Excellence" by Bruce Pearson & Ryan Nowlin. You would order Book One for your child's specific instrument. Percussionists need to order "Elementary Drum Method" by Roy Burns.You can order these books online through www.amazon.com. Please do so ASAP!
     
    As always, if you have any questions please feel free to contact me either by voicemail or E-mail. E-mail is preferred as I will respond much faster than voicemail! I look forward to working with your child this year and getting them started on what will be a great enhancement of their academic experience here at school.
     

    Instrumental Music
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    To purchase accessories like reeds, valve oil, mouthpieces, tuners, metronomes and lesson books, please visit www.colesmusicservice.com

    Your order will be delivered to school and given to your child at their lesson. Please make sure you select the right school from the drop down menu so delivery is accurate!

     

    WINTER CONCERTS:
     
    Valley Elementary:  Thursday, December 1st, 2016.
                                  School Assembly @ 9:30am in the Multi-Purpose Room
                                  Evening Concert @ 6:30pm in the Multi-Purpose Room

    Cornwells Elementary: Tuesday, December 6th, 2016
                                        School Assembly @ 9:30am in the Multi-Purpose Room
                                        Evening Concert @ 6:30pm in the Multi-Purpose Room

    More details to follow in the coming weeks.
     
    SPRING CONCERTS:
    Valley Elementary:  Thursday, March 30th, 2017.
                                  School Assembly @ 9:30am To Be Announced
                                  Evening Concert @ 7:00pm in the Bensalem HS Auditorium

    Cornwells Elementary: Thursday, March 30th, 2017
                                        School Assembly @ To Be Announced
                                        Evening Concert @ 7:00pm in the Bensalem HS Auditorium

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