Welcome to the ECASD Orchestra Program!
What is Orchestra?
Middle School Orchestra is a place for students of all abilities who want to play violin, viola, cello, bass, or harp. We play classical music, movie soundtracks, fiddle tunes, folk songs, multicultural music, blues, jazz, and rock. If you love the sound of strings and want to learn a variety of music, join orchestra!
How do I join?
When you register for 6th grade, choose “Orchestra” as your music elective.
After registration, all families should attend a beginning orchestra meeting to:
Try the instruments and get measured for the correct size.
Receive information about summer lessons and instrument rental programs.
Choose ONE of the following meetings, regardless of which middle school you are enrolling at:
South Middle School Auditorium
Thursday, January 17, 2013 7:00-8:00pm
South Middle School Room 133 (Orchestra Room)
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 7:00-8:00pm
Northstar Middle School Commons
Thursday, February 28, 2013 6:30pm-7:30pm
DeLong Middle School Room 164 (Orchestra Room)
Thursday, March 7, 2013 6:30pm-7:30pm
Fill out the online registration form below or the paper form at the meeting.
Find out what size instrument you need at the meeting.
Schedule summer lessons.
In May, rent or purchase an instrument. (See sidebar for suggestions.) School instruments will be checked out to families with financial need at the start of summer lessons in June.
For more information, please contact the orchestra director at your Middle School:
Soma Pierce-Smit, South
Kevin McInerney, Northstar
Emily Heuschele, DeLong
Online Registration Below!