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All activities for the Spring 2020 semester cancelled

Posted in General News | Posted on 05.02.2020

Since Governor Abbott has ordered that the schools remain closed for the rest of the semester, we will follow the same decision. The contest, classes and concerts are cancelled for the spring semester. We look forward to a great Fall 2020 semester!

Class update

Posted in General News | Posted on 04.07.2020

According to Governor Abbott’s order, schools will remain closed through May 3, 2020. We plan to resume classes the week of May 4, 2020 if the school districts are also open in the area where your class is held. We may also extend classes another week (May 11-15). Beginner, intermediate, and advanced band students are welcome to attend all the classes at other locations to get in more class practice. Concert dates will probably be held a week later (May 18 & 19). Intermediate string, intermediate band and advanced band combined rehearsal are cancelled on April 20th and the Beginner band combined rehearsal on May 4th at 7 pm is cancelled.

Classes cancelled til April 10th

Posted in General News | Posted on 03.30.2020

According to our Guidelines on our website, we follow the public independent school districts’ school closings for the area where the band or orchestra classes are held. Due to precautionary measures for the Coronavirus, all band and orchestra classes will be cancelled from March 30-April 10, 2020. We will be following the school district’s dates if further dates are added . Hopefully we will get back to classes soon.
Keep practicing the assignments that were emailed to the beginner and intermediate bands and intermediate string classes. Advanced band, advanced strings and full honor orchestra will continue with the sheet music practice.
We miss you all!

Classes cancelled March 23-27, 2020

Posted in General News | Posted on 03.22.2020

According to our Guidelines on our website, we follow the public independent school districts’ school closings for the area where the band or orchestra classes are held. Due to precautionary measures for the Coronvirus, all band and orchestra classes will be cancelled from March 23-27, 2020. We will keep you posted on the cancellations. Hopefully we will get back to classes soon.
Keep practicing the assignments that were given last week to the beginner and intermediate bands and intermediate string classes.

Classes cancelled March 16th -20th

Posted in General News | Posted on 03.13.2020

According to our Guidelines on our website, we follow the public independent school districts’ school closings for the area where the band or orchestra classes are held. Due to precautionary measures for the Coronvirus, all band and orchestra classes will be cancelled from March 16-20, 2020. We will plan to resume classes Monday, March 23, 2020 at the normal times and locations.

Combined Rehearsals, Concerts and Competition for Instruments of Praise Spring 2020 semester

Posted in General News | Posted on 03.02.2020

Beginner Band- Combined rehearsal –Monday, May 4, 2019
7:00-8:00 P.M. at Founder’s Baptist (Gym) 24724 Aldine Westfield-Spring, TX 77373
Concert – Tuesday, May 12, 2020 – 6:30 P.M. at Lindale Assembly -503 Reid St. Houston, TX 77022

Intermediate Band-
Combined rehearsal –Monday, April 20, 2020 – 7:00-8:00 P.M. at Founder’s Baptist (Gym) 24724 Aldine Westfield-Spring, TX 77373
Concert-Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 7:30 P.M. at Lindale Assembly -503 Reid St. Houston, TX 77022

Advanced Band-
Combined rehearsal-Monday, April 20, 2020 -8:00-9:00 P.M. at Founder’s Baptist (gym) 24724 Aldine Westfield-Spring, TX 77373
Concert- Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 8:15 P.M. at Lindale Assembly -503 Reid St. Houston, TX 77022

Full Honor Orchestra-
Houston Concert Band Competition- Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 10:30 A.M. at Strake Jesuit College Preparatory – 8900 Bellaire Blvd. Houston, TX 77036
Full Honor Orchestra and Advanced String Orchestra Party- Saturday, May 9th after competition at 1:30-5:30 P.M. at the Sommer’s home
Concert- Monday, May 11, 2020 at 7:30 P.M. at Lindale Assembly -503 Reid St. Houston, TX 77022. After the concert from 9-10 P.M. Instruments of Praise 25th Anniversary Reception

Intermediate String Orchestra-
Combined rehearsal- Monday, April 20, 2020 at 3:30-4:20 P.M. at Founder’s Baptist (Foyer) 24724 Aldine Westfield-Spring, TX 77373
Concert- Monday, May 11, 2020 at 6:15 P.M. at Lindale Assembly -503 Reid St. – Houston, TX 77022

Advanced String Orchestra-
Houston Concert Band Competition- Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 10:00 A.M.at Strake Jesuit College Preparatory – 8900 Bellaire Blvd. Houston, TX 77036
Full Honor Orchestra and Advanced String Orchestra Party- Saturday, May 9th after competition at 1:30-5:30 P.M. at the Sommer’s home
Concert- Monday, May 11, 2020 at 7:30 P.M. at Lindale Assembly -503 Reid St. – Houston, TX 77022. After the concert from 9-10 P.M. Instruments of Praise 25th Anniversary Reception

Band Instrument Tryout Open Houses

Posted in General News | Posted on 07.12.2019

If your child is turning 9 this fall he or she is ready for band!! You can sign up for a free open house at 3303 Sunlight Hill Lane Spring, TX 77386 where he or she can try the flute, sax, clarinet, trombone, trumpet, cornet and/or bell kit! We have two dates (Friday, July 19th and Wednesday, August 7th) this summer so check to see if you can make it! Please contact me so we can work out a good time for you. If you cannot make those dates, please let me know and we can arrange for another time for Mr. Sommer to meet your child. I know we will be at the Katy KACH meeting on August 9th and the Humble HEART meeting August 5th where we will have the instruments available to try. If this is closer, I can email you the details.
I wanted to remind you to fill out the online registration form at https://www.instrumentsofpraise.org/class-registration/ so that we can plan on the location that he or she will be attending.

Paul and Brenda Sommer
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Instruments of Praise Homeschool Bands and Orchestras

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