Beginning Band Instrument Fittings
In Fenton Schools, we begin band in 6th grade, and fit students to instruments during April of their 5th grade year. For decades we've been partnering with Marshall Music Company, and their team of experienced professionals facilitates this process. Students will be assessed for musical aptitude and physical readiness, and a recommendation will be made about which instrument will allow them the greatest success. While student/parent preference is an important part of the decision, the student's aptitude and physicality, as well as the overall balance of instruments in the ensemble play important roles as well. Together, we will fit your student to an instrument that will be challenging, engaging and fun. Marshall Music will also set your family up with a rent-to-own agreement for the instrument, which includes free comprehensive maintenance, repair, and insurance coverage to guarantee you peace of mind while you rent.
The 2019 Marshall Music Parent meeting will be held on Monday, April 15, 6:30pm @ AGS Middle School, in the Cafeteria. This meeting is for 5th grade students and their parents/guardians. If you miss the meeting, please contact our representative Wally Ayotte at 810 623 3229 to set up an appointment.