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Saint Joseph Grade School
216 North Hill Street
South Bend, Indiana 46617
(574) 234-0451


Saint Joseph Grade School Strings Program

Martha Bradberry – Director (
Debbie Barker - Intermediate Instructor (
Kim Leep – Parent Coordinator
Questions: please email

Registration - All Strings Students Must Register

Registration deadline is September 27, 2016.

You may register your child or children these ways:

1.    Attend (with your child) a brief and informative meeting in the BMR at the church Thursday, August 25, at 6:30pm. Please confirm attending this meeting by contacting Kim Leep ( by Tuesday, August 24, 2016.

2.    The registration form is now closed.


All Strings Practices begin week of September 27, 2016

Please refer to the Strings Schedule linked in the lefthand column for 2016-17 dates, times, and locations.

Beginner Strings I and II: 1st - 4th Grade

Beginning Strings I : 1st and 2nd Grade, Tuesdays 3:00-4:00 in the BMR

Beginning Strings II: 3rd and 4th Grade, Thursdays 3:00-4:00 in the BMR

Note: Parents are invited to attend the Beginning Strings class either as observers or participants. Learn with your child and there is no extra fee.

Intermediate Strings

Wednesdays 3:00 - 4:00 in the BMR

Advanced Strings

Wednesdays 3:00 - 4:00 in the Upper Room

Registration Fee

$40 Strings Program Registration Fee - billed through FACTS by the school.

The registration fee covers all books, music, and binders.

Lesson Fees

$45 monthly – not considered a “per lesson” fee. Nine months total for year.

5% discount for advance payment for each semester ($193 for 1st payment - due September 2, 2016; $193 for 2nd payment - due January 9, 2017)

10% discount for advance payment of two semesters ($365 for 9 months - due September 2, 2016)

For lesson fees, please make checks payable to Martha Bradberry or Debbie Barker, respectively. Fees are due in full by the first of each month. There will be no adjustments or refunds for absences. If your child misses classes, make up time will be provided. The lesson fees cover preparation and instruction time; additional lessons for students who need extra help; programs, as well as preparation time and extra rehearsals for programs.

Obtaining your child’s instrument

Quinlan & Fabish for instrument rentals:
130 Edison Rd, Mishawaka

  • Your child needs to be present for rental in order to be fitted correctly for his/her instrument. Please request a salesperson who has been trained to fit Mrs. Bradberry’s students: she has specific fitting guidelines and preferences.

The Saint Joseph Strings Program also has instruments available to rent. Please contact Kim Leep at for additional information.

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