- Island Lake Elementary
It's time for Orchestra to start up again! All students in 4th and 5th Grade are invited to participate in Orchestra! We are going to learn a lot of awesome music! I am really excited for this upcoming year! I handed out an info flyer to all 4th Grade students at the "Meet Your Teacher" event last Wednesday. I met with the 4th and 5th graders this week to let them know that Orchestra will begin next week.
Large Group Rehearsal Schedule:
- 5th Grade- Wednesdays at 8:05-9:05 am - starting September 11
- 4th Grade - Summer Beginners are on Thursdays at 8:05-9:05 am - starting September 12
- 4th Grade - Fall Beginners are on Fridays at 8:05-9:05 am - starting September 20
Students should bring their instruments and binders to the first rehearsal.
Contact Information forms were distributed to 5th graders on Wednesday this week and to all 4th graders on Thursday. Orchestra information and a link for an online form is being sent to parents of as well. If your child is planning to be in orchestra, this form should be filled out and returned by Wednesday, September 11 for Grade 5 students and Thursday, September 12 for Grade 4 students.
I request that all returning orchestra students fill out the Contact Information form or google form, even if they were in summer orchestra this past summer. (To make sure contact information is up to date) Students can turn it in five ways: classroom teacher, orchestra mailbox (rm 148 door), google form, via email, or bring to the first rehearsal on September 11 or 12.
Small group lessons will start the following week on Wednesday, September 18 through Friday, September 20.
Click on this link if you would like to register for 4th or 5th Grade Orchestra online:
For instrument rentals exchanges you can contact the following stores:
- All Strings Attached, 763-542-8542, (On-line request for instrument rentals and size changes) www.allstringsattached.com
- House of Note, 952-929-0026, www.houseofnote.com
Or you may come to the Orchestra Display Night next Thursday, September 12 at Valentine Hills from 5:00-6:30 pm to get sized and set up music rental through the music stores listed above.
If you rented from the school last year, and/or you would like to rent from the school, please email me ASAP in order to secure an instrument for your child. I have a limited number of instruments and the supply can go quickly.
Attntion 5th Grade Orchestra students performing at the Twins Game on Monday, September 16: I distributed tickets and more detailed information in a packet on Wednesday, September 4.
If you have questions, email is the best way to reach me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Juli Vig - Island Lake Orchestra Director