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  • Fall Program Update:  Current in-person ORD programs will still occur during virtual learning.

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Elementary Orchestra (Strings) Program

The elementary orchestra (strings) program is available to all 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students that would like to learn how to play the violin, viola, or cello. Students learn to develop their ear (listening, evaluation, tuning), read music, develop self-discipline, poise, and self-confidence through performance, follow directions, function in a group, plan their time, and realize the joy of making music with the special sound of strings. The students perform three concerts throughout the school year. The program begins October 5, 2020 and continues through May 2021.  For more information on registration, finding your students instrument size, rentals, and our approved safety plan, please click here.

Students must provide string instrument. There are several music stores that rent string instruments. Names of music stores and rental information will be provided at a later time. For those families on free/reduced lunch, there is the option of renting from the school district.

Group lessons are held once a week after school for 45 minutes. Parents can choose any location that best fits their child and family’s needs. There are no lessons on days that school is not in session.

FEES: $45.00 for the entire year. This fee is prorated for free/reduced lunch families. (Fee is not included in family cap).

NOTE: Classes may be combined in the event of low enrollment for any given class. 

Begin Season Letter

Instrument Rental Agreement Form

Weekly Schedule


Click here for 2020-21 class times & online registration information. (Link will be live on 8/3/20.) 

View the 2020-21 School Year Activity Guide (This course can be found on page 24)

Fall online resident registration begins Monday, August 3, 2020.
Fall registration in person, by mail, or by fax begins August 10, 2020.