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Elementary City-Wide Band & Orchestra

Grade 4-5 Instrumental Music Parents!
We are thrilled to announce the return of our
2021 MPS City-Wide Elementary Band and MPS City-Wide Elementary Orchestra
City-Wide Band and City-Wide Orchestra are open to all students in grades 4-5 who actively play an instrument. String players should register for Orchestra and Wind/Percussion players should register for the band!
This is a free opportunity for all interested elementary players who currently play an instrument in the Meriden Public Schools!
The band is directed by Mr. Guilmette - Band Director at Platt High School
The Orchestra is directed by Mrs. Cohen - Orchestra Director at Maloney
Rehearsals will begin on Tuesday, April 6th and will take place as follows:
Band: Each Tuesday from 4:30-6:00pm in the Platt auditorium
Orchestra: Each Tuesday from 4:30-6:00 in the Maloney auditorium
Safety is very important to us! These rehearsals will take place in the theater seating areas to allow for social distancing of players. String players need to wear masks. Band members need to wear masks and will be supplied with bell covers made of MERV-13 material. Hand sanitizing stations will be available and all students must use their own copy of music - no sharing is permitted. This program follows the latest state health guidance as directed by local and state health officials.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!
Questions can be directed to:
Brian Cyr:
Luke Guilmette:
Ciara Cohen:


The City-Wide Elementary Band is a collaborative group comprised of all instrumental students within Meriden Public Schools. Select 4th and 5th grade instrumentalists in our eight elementary schools make up this performing ensemble. 

Contact the director for details: Lucian Guilmette

The City-Wide Orchestra is a String Orchestra geared towards elementary level students. This group meets after school at Maloney High School and is directed by Mrs. Ciara Cohen, Director of Orchestra at Maloney.

Please contact your elementary teacher for details on how to join this group or email the director Ciara Cohen.