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Orchestra Sign-up Nights for Current 3rd Grade Families


Starting the summer after 3rd grade, your child can begin participating in orchestra. Most of our 3rd grade students sign up to start learning their instruments during the summer before 4th grade (current 4th graders, you can also sign up to start this summer, before 5th grade!).   Summer Orchestra is a 4 week session during the month of July. Look for registration information coming soon.  We learn all the basics of playing during Summer Orchestra, and you’ll be amazed how good you get on your new instrument!  You can also start playing when school starts in the fall, when you’re a 4th grader.


The summer beginning orchestra program consists of a 50-minute small-group lesson, Monday through Thursday, for four weeks starting Monday, July 10 through Thursday, August 3. The summer session includes a concert for family and friends the evening of Wednesday, August 2.  


Summer orchestra will be offered at several locations throughout the district during the morning and in the evening. Students taking summer school may be excused from their summer class to attend their orchestra lessons.


Students may choose from the following orchestra string instruments: violin, viola, or cello. School instruments are available for students with financial need.

Beginning Orchestra Timeline

  • 3rd Grade - February 9  - Instrument Demonstration during the school day at each school

  • 3rd Grade -February 21- Online Summer Orchestra Registration opens

  • July 10 - August 3 - Summer Orchestra!

  • 4th Grade  -September - 4th Grade Orchestra Starts


You can set up for instrument rental for Summer Orchestra at any of the three evening Orchestra Display Nights coming up.  District approved string instrument stores will be present to provide instrument rentals for you. You only need to attend one of the Display Nights anytime between 5:00 and 6:30 p.m



Display nights are:

Monday, March 27 at  Turtle Lake Elementary School

Thursday, March 30 at Edgewood Middle School

Thursday, May 11 at Island Lake Elementary School


Please choose a date convenient for you and mark your calendar for attending a

summer orchestra display night! 


Word of Caution: Instruments purchased online are often made of inferior materials, are poorly constructed, and can be unrepairable. Please see your orchestra director if you have any questions about purchasing an instrument you found online.