• *Are you in 5th, 6th, 7th, or 8th grade and interested in joining band? If you answered, "Yes," to that question, then I wanted to let you know that joining band is an option for Aspire students this year. I won't be teaching it, but it will be taught by the band teacher, Mr. Kievert, at Union Park School which is also in our school district. The first day that band will start for Aspire students over there will be Monday, August 15th, at 3:15 pm until 4:00pm. They're currently only offering flute, clarinet, trumpet, and trombone for beginners. If you're experienced on your instrument already and have one of your own, then you should be able to join band with your instrument. Please have your parents contact Mr. Kievert as soon as they're able about this if you would like to join band or if you have any questions. His e-mail is nathaniel.kievert@dvusd.org *