Band and Orchestra Programs

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  • Band Program

    The Band program is open to all 4th and 5th grade students. Students may choose one of several instruments to learn: flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, trombone, percussion. Instruments are available for rental through the school and nearby music stores. In addition to learning how to play the instrument alone, we also learn ensemble playing, music reading, and proper care and maintenance. Students may perform in one or two evening concerts during the year.

    Instructor

    Patrick Horner 

    Orchestra Program

    Divided into beginning and advanced groups, the orchestra program is open to all 4th and 5th grade students. Students are given the opportunity to try out instruments at the beginning of the year and choose which they would most enjoy learning: violin, viola, cello, or bass. Instruments are available for rental via the school and nearby music stores. In addition to learning how to play the instrument alone, we also learn ensemble playing, more advanced rhythms, note reading, and proper care and maintenance. We earn orchestra karate belts to help advance our solo playing, and show what we learn by performing in two concerts per year.

    Instructor

    Nicholas Ro