Instrumental Music

Welcome to the Clifton Public School's Visual and Performing Arts Instrumental Music page.


Music Angels Announcement - August 21, 2017

From August 28th - September 8th, 2017, parents of students in grades 4 and 5 who reserved a Music Angel instrument for their child, are required to come to the Board of Education Building (745 Clifton Avenue) to sign a loan agreement contract and submit a payment of $25 (CASH ONLY).

Band Parents must schedule an appointment with Jason Leshowitz, Supervisor of Fine and Performing Arts, to submit the contract and payment. All appointments will take place the last week of August or the first week of September and will be scheduled either between the hours of 8 and 9 AM or the last hour of the school day.

String Parents must come to the BOE building between the hours of 9:00 am and 1:00 pm to submit the contract and payment to the secretary located one fight up the stairs, first door on the right.   No appointments are necessary. However, this too must take place either the last week of August or the first week of September.

Please contact Jason Leshowitz at (973) 594-4199 if you have any questions or concerns.


Music Angels General Information

Music Angels are businesses or individuals who believe strongly in instrumental music education for all.  By becoming a Music Angel, you make it possible for instrumental music instruction to be available to those students who might  otherwise not have the opportunity.  Some organizations help by making a tax-deductible donation. Others help by donating instruments that are no longer being used.  Either way, we would appreciate your help.

If you are interested in becoming a Music Angel, please contact:
Mr. Jason Leshowitz
District Supervisor of Visual and Performing Arts
Clifton Board of Education 
745 Clifton Avenue
Clifton, New Jersey 02013
973-594-4199

Music Angels Criteria for Participation:
Children who wish to qualify for the Music Angels program must have a strong desire to learn how to play a band or string instrument. Playing an instrument requires students to practice everyday in order to become proficient. They must also participate in the free and/or reduced lunch program (exceptions will be made on an individual basis based on need and extenuating circumstances) 
The first step is to fill out an "interest form" which you can find on this web-page. The form must be returned to your child's instrumental music teacher. Forms will be date stamped upon receipt as the  program runs on a first come first serve basis. You will be notified if and when your child's chosen instrument becomes available. 

There is a $25.00 yearly charge to use a school owned instrument. This charge may increase from year to year. Parents must sign a contract stating that they will be responsible for repairs and payments for the full value of the instrument should it be lost or stolen.