• Welcome to the Music Department


    The New Hope-Solebury Elementary Band is comprised of 140 students in grades 3 through 5.  The students receive one 30 minute lesson per week in a small group setting.  They also rehearse once per week at 8AM as an entire group.  The group has grown tremendously over the past few years.  In fact, 87% percent of the students at the UES are involved in a music performing group of some kind. 
    There are 3 different bands at the UES:


    • The beginning band is made up of all students who are starting a new instrument regardless of grade. Beginning Band rehearses every Thursday morning at 8AM in the LGI
    • The elementary band is open to all students who have at least one year of experience on their current instrument. Elementary Band rehearses every Tuesday Morning at 8AM in the LGI
    •  Click to see the Elementary Band Google SiteThe students perform in the Winter Concert in December as well as the Spring Concert in May.
    • General Music -  Click here to view "Songwriting for Kids" website
    • “The Naturals”
    • String Orchestra

    Weekly general music classes for all students in grades 3 - 5, taught by Ms. Van Praag
    Weekly instrument lessons for students in grades 3 – 5, taught by Mr. Sasala and Mr. Wehr