Band and orchestra instruction begins in the 4th and 5th grades. At the start of 4th grade, students are introduced to all of the available instruments before they select their top three choices. Then students try out some of their top choices before making a final selection. Students may choose from the following:Orchestra: violin, viola, cello, bassBand: flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, trombone, baritone hornPercussion is open to 5th graders only due to scheduling limitations.Students perform in two school concerts a year: 5th graders perform in December and May, while 4th graders perform in March and May. 5th graders have other opportunities to perform outside of school including All-City Band, All-City Orchestra, Solo and Ensemble Festival, Fifth Grade Fiddle Fest, and the NOVA Band Children's Concert.No prior musical experience is required! If a younger student already studies an instrument outside of school, they may be able to participate with the 4th or 5th graders. Parents may contact Ms. Flynn with questions: email@example.com.
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