Band and Orchestra
Band and orchestra are for students in grades four and five. Early in the year, our band teacher, Ms. Rosner, and Mr. Foley, our orchestra teacher, will meet with all fourth graders to introduce them to the instruments available. Students are given a permission slip for parents/guardians to sign. After students have auditioned on three instruments of their choice, an instrument is selected. Schedules will be developed and communicated after school has begun and we know who is enrolled in the program.
Chorus is an after school vocal ensemble made up of 4th and 5th graders.
During chorus rehearsals (one day a week) we work on vocal technique, singing in unison and harmony, and exploring different genres of music. Chorus is an audition based group and every student works very hard at being their best, while having fun!
Chorus performs two concerts a year
George Mason students attend both the Winter and Spring Concerts and other special programs during an afternoon dress rehearsal. It is not necessary for them to return for the evening performance unless they are performing.