Extra-curricular music programs for fifth and sixth graders are held one to two days per week at the various elementary schools throughout the Mead School District, from 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. These students have the opportunity to participate in: a choral program, beginning and advanced band, and beginning and advanced strings. (The strings program is also available to fourth grade students). Instruments for string and band pro- grams are available for rent at local music shops. Parents are responsible for providing transportation.