> Elementary Orchestra
In this full year program, students have the opportunity to learn a stringed instrument (violin, viola, cello and bass) starting in 3rd grade. Orchestra class is a part of the school day, as opposed to a pull out class or before/after school like it is in many other schools. In 3rd grade, the focus is learning to pluck and bow the instrument, with 2 concerts during the year. In 4th and 5th grade, students continue to expand on instrumental technique, as well as to learn the foundations of music theory and ensemble playing. These students have the opportunity to perform multiple concerts, as well as performances during chapel and in the community.