Elementary Orchestra

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 (rharris@lwsd.org)

Specifics:
Instruction is offered for fifth grade students only. The focus is on beginning instrumental technique and music reading skills with possible performance opportunities throughout the year.

Schedule:
Orchestra will be taught asynchronously, which means no live teaching.  Lessons will be found on TEAMS.  There will be 1-2 lessons per week with additional connection time as needed.

Registration: Click here!

Orchestra Information Night
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 7:00-8:00pm.
TEAMS Meeting Link

Rachel Harris  ♪  rharris@lwsd.org


Classes:
There are two levels of string classes.  Level 1 starts with beginning instrumental technique and Level 2 has the students moving on to developing good tone production, intonation, rhythm and good practice skills and habits. 

Grades are based on the following expectations:
● Commit for the entire year
● Come prepared 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)
● Rosin
● Soft cloth for cleaning the instrument
● Pencil with eraser, attached to binder with string or Velcro
● Folding music stand
● A 3-ring binder