Good Evening, this is Dr. Diana Cook, the Director of Music & Fine Arts in the Middle Country School District with an important message for parents of incoming 4th and 5th grade student musicians. While the opening of school is still a few weeks away, it is not too early to make arrangements for the rental of a musical instrument. 4th Grade instrument placements were recommended during auditions in June. If your child was not yet assigned an instrument, there will be time in the beginning of September for them to meet with the band and orchestra teacher to fill instrument spots still available. 5th graders should be continuing on their selected instrument from 4th grade. During this time of year the music stores will have their inventories in amply supply and peak condition. See the appropriate link below for more specific information regarding lesson books and needed supplies per ensemble and grade level. If you need any assistance, please feel free to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or your child’s music teacher. We look forward to continuing our musical journey together.