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Q:

Who can I contact for more info? 

A:

For questions about registration and classes, please email registerbapac@gmail.com.

For financial questions, please email treasurerbapac@gmail.com.

You may also contact our Board for any question or needs at any time:  Leslie Hurd, President, presidentbapac@gmail.com.

Q:

When and where does the Co-op meet?

A:

BAPAC meets on Thursdays in the Clear Lake area.  Our day begins at 8:30 am.  Music classes are primarily before lunch, with drama after lunch.  View the calendar for semester-specific dates and the Class Matrix under the Our Classes menu for class times.

Q:

What classes are offered and when?

A:

Morning Assembly starts at 8:30am.

For a detailed list (times, ages, and cost), click the Class Matrix link under the Our Classes menu.

Q:

How much does it cost?

A:

Basic co-op fees can be found on Schedule of Fees under the Our Classes menu.  Fundraisers may be offered to help offset the cost of tuition.

Q:

How do I join the co-op?

A:

**If interested, BAPAC offers tours during regular co-op times.  Please sign up for an appointment by clicking on "Upcoming Events" on the right menu.  Our tours run from Feburary through April from 9-11 am.**

1. If you are interested in joining the co-op, please fill out the Prospective Member Questionnaire on the left side toolbar.

2. You may also sign up for an interview on the calendar of events on the home page.

3. Please pray about joining the co-op while you wait for your interview.  Think about whether it is a good fit for your family. 

4. After you have been interviewed, if you are accepted, the next step is to pay the registration fee. The registration fee is $125 in May. The registration fee increases to $150 in June.

4. You will receive a message when your deposit fee has been received and will be given instructions on how to register your family for classes.

5. You will be contacted before the fall semester begins to discuss where you will serve. We are a cooperative, so remember you are responsible for contributing during each period that your children are enrolled.

6. Pay the full tuition by Parent Meeting in August. 

NOTE:  All students enrolled in a music class must take music theory.  To determine which class to place your children, you will be emailed music theory pre-tests.  New band students will be contacted during the summer to try out and select their instruments.  No previous musical experience is needed by the parents or the students to be part of BAPAC!

 Please keep in mind that signing up for BAPAC is a one year (fall and spring semester) commitment. 

Q:

Is BAPAC a good fit for my family?

A:

As a co-operative group, all families work together for the good of the organization.  This is a one year commitment (fall semester and spring semester).  We schedule classes and assign teachers based on our enrollment at the beginning of the year. 

Fees must be paid before classes begin.

Attendance is very important.  Students with more than three absences may be excluded from the performance.  Excessive absences can be reason for dismissal from the co-op. 

Students are required to practice their instruments at home so that they can progress in their musical abilities, and this may be from 30 to 120 minutes per week.  Students taking band, strings, or guitar will need to procure an instrument, a music stand, and a subscription to Smart Music which is $12 annually.

Q:

Do we have to register for all the class periods?

A:

The short answer is no, but classes are not really a la carte.  We do encourage full involvement since the classes all build upon one another.  Students enrolled in band or strings MUST take both the sectionals class as well as the ensemble class.  All music students (choir, band, strings, recorder, guitar and piano) MUST take music theory.  Students that are not enrolled in music classes (such as drama or art) will not be required to take music theory. 

Q:

When are the performances?

A:

Music concerts are performed at the end of each semester in December and May.  Each performing class typically performs pieces from their current classroom repertoire.  The Drama, Piano and Reader's Theater portions of the co-op have one production in the spring in April. 

Q:

At what age do the music classes begin?

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Click the link to the Class Matrix under the Our Classes menu to see the full list of age requirements for all of our classes.  Some classes begin at age 4 such as Choir, General Music, PE, and Drama.  Piano starts at age 7.  Recorder starts at age 9.  Band, strings, and guitar start at age 10.

Q:

Do you offer guitar lessons?

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Yes.  We offer Beginning Guitar and Intermediate Guitar.  Classes will be taught in a group setting of up to 6 students per class.  Each student will need his own 6-string guitar to practice with during class and at home, a music stand, and a subscription to Smart Music which is $12 annually.

Q:

Do you offer piano lessons?

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Yes.  We offer piano in 1st period, 4th period, and 5th period in a group lesson setting with up to 4 students per class.  Beginning Piano is only available for ages 7 and up and is for students with no previous piano experience.

Q:

Do you offer instruction in violin, viola, cello and bass?

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Yes.  We offer a Beginning Strings class (violin and viola) and an Intermediate Strings class.  This is taught in a group setting with up to 8 kids per class.  Each student will need their own violin or viola to practice with in class and at home, a music stand, and a subscription to Smart Music which is $12 annually.

Q:

Can my family join if I am not musically inclined?

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Yes.  We know that not all parents have musical abilities.  There are plenty of other jobs to do in the co-op.  But remember, even playing an instrument in middle school band or singing in a choir many years ago counts as experience.

Q:

Do you have nursery?

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Yes, and it is only $5 per period.

Q:

How do I complete my background check? 

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Each adult that will be attending co-op will need a background check that must be completed no later than August 1st.  Your family will not be allowed to attend any classes until this has been completed.  The background check costs $16.95 and will be good for 2 years.  This charge is not included in the $400-$450 family max.  To complete your background check, find the Links resource under the Member Resources menu or click here: https://bib.com/secureVolunteer/BAPAC/.