For Raleigh Parents

Nucleo location: East Garner Elementary, 5545 Jones Sausage Rd, Garner, NC 27529

For the Raleigh Practice and Event Calendar CLICK HERE


If your child graduated from the Mozart (1st year) level they will be joining the nucleo to rehearse as a large ensemble.

For questions concerning level, instrument, and progress of your child please contact Todd Krueger (Education Manager)


Mandatory Parent Meetings

Parents should attend this meeting to learn about the Kidznotes program, schedule and news. This is the time to ask your questions in person.


  • Parent Meeting for returning students: August 31, 6:00-7:00pm @ East Garner Elementary
  • Parent Meeting for new applicants: September 5, 5:30-6:30pm @ East Garner Elementary


Other parent meetings throughout the school year will be communicated in advance.


Rehearsal begin

Returning students:

  • Registration deadline: August 18
  • First day of rehearsal for returning/advanced students:  Tuesday, September 5, 2017

New students:

    • Application deadline: September 8
      • Acceptance letters will be sent out the week of September 11.


  • First day of class: In the week of September 18


    • Review Mozart Weekday schedule below


SATURDAY Rehearsal for ALL students

Rehearsal location: East Garner Elementary | 5545 Jones Sausage Rd, Garner, NC 27529

Saturday is a full Nucleo rehearsal day for ALL Raleigh Kidznotes students 9:00-11:00 am

  • Mozart and Nucleo students come together for choir and large ensemble rehearsal
  • Parents are responsible for drop off and pick up at rehearsal
  • Rehearsal 3x/month, review the rehearsal calendar for specific dates


Nucleo rehearsal (all students 2nd + years in Kidznotes)

East Garner Elementary | 5545 Jones Sausage Rd, Garner, NC 27529


  • Nucleo rehearsal: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 4:30-6:00 pm


    • WCPSS transportation will transport Kidznotes students from Bugg, Poe, Walnut Creek and PAVE Elem. to the nucleo rehearsal after school.

During Walnut Creek track out, Parents are encouraged to still bring their children to nucleo rehearsal as we follow the traditional school calendar. In case of missing rehearsals due to track out, be sure to contact your child’s teacher ahead of time for home practice instructions.


Mozart WEEKDAY rehearsal (1st year beginner students)

Walnut Creek Elementary | 2600 Sunnybrook Rd, Raleigh, NC 27610

  • Mozart rehearsal: Tuesday and Thursday 3:45-5:15 pm
    • During school track out Mozart students do not have Kidznotes rehearsal

Poe Magnet Elementary | 400 Peyton St, Raleigh, NC 27610

  • Mozart rehearsal: Tuesday and Thursday 3:45-5:15 pm

East Garner Elementary | 5545 Jones Sausage Rd, Garner, NC 27529

  • Mozart rehearsal: Mo and Wednesdays 3:45-5:15 pm

Bugg Elementary | 5545 Jones Sausage Rd, Garner, NC 27529

  • Mozart rehearsal: Monday and Wednesday 3:45-5:15 pm

PAVE Academy | 3420 Idlewood Village Dr, Raleigh, NC 27610

  • Mozart rehearsal: Monday and Wednesday 3:30-5:00 pm


Attendance Policy

Kidznotes is an intense program that focuses on groups of students coming together to make musical and social progress. Every member of the group is crucial to the success of the whole, so daily attendance is extremely important.


  • 3 excused absences are allowed per semester
    • All absences require a written excuse
  • Multiple absences may result in your child repeating a year in Kidznotes
  • Kidznotes reserves the right to re-evaluate your child’s participation in the program as a result of too many absences


(Review the Raleigh practice and event calendar for more updates)

  • Winter Concert – TBD
    • December 16 – End semester 1
  • January 8 – Begin semester 2
  • Spring Concert – TBD
    • May 19 – End Semester 2
  • Summer Camp – July 9-20


There will be small group performances added throughout the semester.

Kidznotes Calendar Year:  Kidznotes programming follows the traditional school-year calendar. When school is not in session, Kidznotes will not hold rehearsals. This includes early release days, teacher workdays, holidays, and Winter/Spring Breaks. Note changes during track out for year-round schools.

Inclement Weather Policy: In the event of an early release or school cancellation due to inclement weather, Kidznotes will not hold rehearsals on that afternoon. Kidznotes will send out notices of cancellations, but please stay updated on local weather reports during the winter season.


K-PAC (Kidznotes Parent Advisory Committee)

Meetings once a month TBD starting 9:15 am, and everyone is welcome to join us!




2 easy steps to become a volunteer with Kidznotes in Raleigh:

  1. If you are 18+ complete the volunteer registration and background check with WPCSS at any Wake County Public School.
  2. Sign-up online as a volunteer and you will be contacted to participate in the next available Volunteer Orientation