Instrumental Music - Grade 5

Students in the Long Beach Unified School District in grade 5 may enroll for free class instruction in instrumental music. Grade 5 students may choose violin, flute, clarinet, trumpet or trombone.

LBUSD elementary schools have a limited instrument inventory for student use. Class enrollment will be based on the instrument inventory at each site. With a limited number of string instruments, one set of violins will be shared between classes. In the case of more students wishing to participate than there are instruments available, a lottery will be used for student placement. All remaining students will be placed on a waiting list and may be allowed to participate as instruments become available.

Instrument of Choice: Based on instrument availability, every effort is made to offer students their choice of instrument. If their choice is unavailable, students may be offered the chance to play another instrument. Parents are encouraged to voluntarily rent or purchase an instrument, but are not required to do so as a condition for participation. Renting or purchasing an instrument does not give a student priority or preference for enrollment in the instrument program.

Do NOT rent or purchase an instrument until you have been notified in writing of your child's acceptance in the class.

In order for your child to be considered for an instrumental music class, you must complete the form sent home and return it immediately to your child's classroom teacher.  This year the deadline for submitting Request to Participate Form will be determined soon.

If you have questions, please contact Ms. Powell, Instrumental Music Teacher, by leaving her a phone message at 562.421.8421. or by e-mail at