Fort Wayne Community Schools b Instrumental
Fort Wayne Community Schools has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. Now in its 24th year, the Best Communities for Music Education designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students.
To qualify for the Best Communities designation, our music department answered detailed questions about funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, support for the music program and community music-making programs. Responses were verified by school officials and reviewed by The Music Research Institute at the University of Kansas.
Learn more about this award.
What is b Instrumental?
The b Instrumental program provides new or slightly used band and string instruments to Fort Wayne Community Schools students beginning in grade 7 to use through high school.
Instruments are loaned at no cost ot the student or their families thanks to the effors of the FWCS Foundation and generous gifts from area donors.
b Instrumental also provides free summer music camps and free small group and individual lessons with a teacher that specializes on the student’s musical instrument.
Why participate in music?
Playing a musical instrument has been shown to improve students success both in and out of the classroom. Research shows it benefits academic and social growth, improves memory, increases self-esteem and self-discipline, increases grades and test scores and boosts graduation rates.
- Make New Friends
- Boost Self-Confidence
- Improve Grades
- Gain Valuable Skills:
- Critical Thinking
To learn more, contact your school’s music teacher
FREE INSTRUMENT TO USE FREE SUMMER MUSIC CAMPS
2023 Beginning Instrument Explorer Camp Flyer & Explorer Camp Sign-up.
2023 Summer Instrumental Music Camp Flyer & Instrumental Camp Sign-up. FREE SMALL GROUP INSTRUCTION INDIVIDUAL INSTRUMENT LESSONS
To apply, please visit b Instrumental program application or scan the QR code
Pick up an application
See your students music teacher at school for the application or scan the QR Code
Complete the application
Be sure to complete all sections and sign the application
The student will write an essay or record a video
Explain why you are choosing a specific instrument, how you will take care of it, and how you will practice the new instrument.
Turn in the application and essay or video
Complete and turn in the instrument loan agreement to the music teacher