Parent Instrumental Music Association (PIMA)
The Instrumental Music Program in School District 102 has existed for over 65 years. Through these years, thousands of children have received an education in instrumental music, performing in our bands and orchestras. Currently, anywhere from 550-650 students participate in our program which is one of the reasons why our Instrumental Music Program has earned a reputation of excellence in this community.
Band and Orchestra
Band instruments include: flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, cornet, French horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba, and percussion. Orchestra instruments include: violin, viola, cello and string bass. A quick way to distinguish band instruments from orchestra instruments is: Band--you ‘blow’, Orchestra--you ‘bow’. Our full-time Instrumental Music instructors are: Tom Culver (Orchestra) and Jason Lyons (Band). Our part time instructors include: Nancy Flanagan (Band), Carolyn May (Band), and Jeff Teppema (Orchestra).
Music Teacher Contacts
Tom Culver (Orchestra), email@example.com, ext. 7051
Jason Lyons (Band), firstname.lastname@example.org, ext. 7050
Carolyn May (Beginning Band), email@example.com, ext. 7134
Jeff Teppema (Orchestra), firstname.lastname@example.org, ext. 7015
Nancy Flanagan (Band), email@example.com, ext. 7147
District 102 supports music as an integral part of your child’s education. The Band or Orchestra fee ($140 for 5th/6th grade, $80 for 7th/8th grade) that you pay to School District 102 covers District fees such as bus service back to your child’s school after morning rehearsals.
PIMA (Parents Instrumental Music Association) is a volunteer parent organization which supports the Band and Orchestra Programs for 4th – 8th grades in District 102. PIMA is comprised of an executive board as well as representatives from Congress Park, Cossitt, Forest Road, Ogden and Park Junior High. We also have committee chairpersons for fundraising, band / orchestra chaperones, refreshments and social events.
PIMA sponsors music field trips, such as the 5th/6th grade outing to West Suburban Symphony and the 7th/8th grade trip, as well as Band/Orchestra tours and workshops.
PIMA helps pay for musical instruments, equipment and uniforms for the band/orchestra program.
PIMA provides scholarship money for summer music camps for students entering 8th grade as well as monthly instrument rental fees for students who demonstrate financial need and participate in PIMA’s Fall Fundraiser.
PIMA sponsors social events, such as a mid-year roller skating party and the End of Year Celebration for 4th – 6th graders at Enchanted Castle in May.
In order for PIMA to be able to provide these benefits and opportunities, we ask every band or orchestra student to participate in either our annual Fall Fundraiser OR Buyout option. Each year at registration you will receive a Fundraising / Buyout Form.
With the Buyout option, you can forgo fundraiser selling and donate directly to PIMA. Click here for the Fundraising Buyout Form to pay by check. Forms can be returned with checks with your registration materials or directly to your Director at rehearsal.
You may also participate in buyout via Paypal below.