• Tamaqua Area School District

    Instrumental Music


    Music Staff

    Students in grades 4-6th grades in the Tamaqua Area School District have the amazing opportunity to be a valuable participant in the instrumental music department. This, intern, provides the opportunity to participate in the Raider Band.


    All students participating in the instrumental music department at the elementary level receive a group lesson each week/cycle as well as the opportunity to perform a concert toward the end of the school year. 

    Students are able to choose from the following instruments for private study:

    Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Trumpet, French Horn, Baritone Horn, Trombone, Snare Drum and Bells


    Loser's functions on a rent-to-own program. An initial down payment is made (either $69.00 for the flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, bells or drums, or $89.00 for the alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, French horn or baritone). This down payment covers the first 6 months, or the 6 month trial period. All students are encouraged to fulfill this time to ensure that they have had ample time to adjust to the instrument. After that 6 month time period has been reached, you may continue to rent the instrument on a monthly basis on Loser’s rental/purchase price. (If your child chooses to continue to take part in the program, Loser's will send a coupon book. Each month, you will send the payment along with the coupon to Loser's. This process continues until the instrument is paid in full.) After the initial trial period you are only obligating yourself to just one month at a time. You will receive full credit for your initial trial period, and all monthly rental fees are deducted from the rental/purchase price. As I stated above, you will officially own your instrument when all of the payments have been made.


    If you cannot attend the meeting please let me know. I can either send the necessary paperwork home with your child or you can order from their website (losersmusic.com).


    All payments and paperwork should be mailed directly to Loser's.  I do not handle any of the finances of the program.



    Elementary Band
    All instrumental lessons students will have the opportunity to particpate in either Beginner or Intermediate Band in the spring.  Each group will perform at the annual Spring Concert which will be held Thursday, May 7, 2020 in the Tamaqua Area School District Auditorium.  More information will be provided in January.