The students agree to stay with the program for the entire school year. During that time, they must keep up with the program, regularly perform selections from the book to show proficiency, and attend performance opportunities to pass the program.
At the conclusion of the 5th grade program, the student has completed the academic qualification to earn an instrument. In order to receive the instrument, they must enroll in middle school band and be verified by their band director. Only then do they receive their instrument.