Instrumental Music

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

Music Angels

Families of students in grades 4 and 5 who reserved a Music Angel instrument 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) on one of the following four dates:

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 - 2:00-4:00pm
Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 - 2:00-4:00pm
Thursday, June 21st, 2018 - 2:00-4:00pm
Monday, June 25th, 2018 - 9:00 to 3:00pm​
Monday, June 25th, 2018 - 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Band Parents must call Jason Leshowitz, Supervisor of Fine and Performing Arts, at 973-594-4199 to set up an appointment (date and time) to pick up their reserved instrument. Appointments will be scheduled on the following days to pick up instruments:

Monday, August 20th, 2018    -  9:30am-2:30pm
Tuesday, August 21st, 2018    -  9:30am-2:30pm
Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018  -  9:30am-2:30pm
Wednesday, August 29th, 2018   -  9:30am-2:30pm
Thursday, August 30th, 2018  -  9:30am-2:30pm

 *Any families without an appointment will be turned away* 

String Parents - String students will receive their instruments form their string teacher at their first lesson, which would take place in mid to late 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

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.