LWSD Elementary Band and Orchestra - General program and instrument information
Dickinson Region Elementary Orchestra
(Alcott, Ella Baker, Dickinson/Explorer, Rosa Parks, and Wilder)
Rachel Harris ♪ (email@example.com)
Instruction is offered for fourth and fifth grade students. The focus is on beginning instrumental technique and music reading skills with possible performance opportunities throughout the year.
Orchestra will be taught before school two days a week. We start the week of October 2nd.
Monday and Wednesday - Experienced Orchestra
Tuesday and Thursday - Beginning Orchestra Violin
Tuesday and Friday - Beginning Orchestra Viola and Cello
Orchestra Information Night
Thursday, September 21, 2023 7:00-8:00pm at Dickinson Elementary
There are two levels of string classes. Beginning Orchestra starts with beginning instrumental technique and Experienced Orchestra has the students moving on to developing good tone production, intonation, rhythm and good practice skills and habits. If you already have taken some private lessons, you will likely want to register for Experienced Orchestra.
Grades are based on the following expectations:
- Commit for the entire year
- Attend lessons with all materials
- Practice 30-40 minutes 6 days a week
Materials for class:
- Instrument of correct size, in good playing condition
- Sponge shoulder pad (for violin and viola)
- Rock stop (for cello or bass)
- Soft cloth for cleaning the instrument
- Pencil with eraser, attached to binder with string or Velcro
- Folding music stand
- A 3-ring binder
For music, I will be using a combination of handouts and a book for purchase. Probably the best place to get the book is online. Not all of the rental vendors may have the book.
Measures of Success for string orchestra. Please make sure you get the correct book for the instrument your child is playing. This link is for a violin book. Below is one link you could use to get the book, but feel free to shop around.