Learning to play an instrument is a wonderful opportunity for students to develop discipline, commitment, responsibility and teamwork skills, as well as learning more about music. It is an enjoyable activity that helps to develop self-confidence, and an expressive outlet that students can carry on through their lives. The Orchestra program begins in 4th grade and continues throughout middle school and high school.
The Orchestra Handbook linked on this page includes detailed information about orchestra and how to get started. Families will also find forms and documents; and weekly updates of what our students are learning througout the year.
Please feel free to reach out to Ms. Forbes or Ms. Fulcher with any questions. We look forward to welcoming you to 4th Grade Orchestra!
Handbook, Forms & Documents
The Handbook contains information about instruments, registration, lessons, rehearsals and practice;
as well as the expectations for orchestra students, and performance dates for the current school year.
It is a good idea to keep the handbook handy, as we will refer back to it frequently throughout the year.
If you have any questions or concerns about the information in this document feel free to email Ms. Forbes at email@example.com.
4th Grade Orchestra 2019-20 Handbook
FORMS & DOCUMENTS
AFTER SCHOOL ORCHESTRA LETTER
Recently in class students recieved a letter about after school orchestra; the first page with transportation information needs to be filled out by a Guardian and returned to your student's teacher's mailbox as soon as possible! The second page is a list of all after school orchestra dates for the year and should be kept for personal records. If this document was misplaced on the way home, an extra copy is attached below.
English Spanish WESTWOOD WESTWOOD OLSON OLSON GREENWOOD ----------------- MARY ENDRES MARY ENDRES DEAN STREET DEAN STREET PRAIRIEWOOD PRAIRIEWOOD
Big Buddy Program
The Big Buddy Program is a unique opportunity offered in Woodstock. This program connects younger orchestra members with high school mentors. This High School Orchestra student serves as a practice buddy for the younger musician through a weekly meeting. The success rate among students who have participated in this program has been exponential and we strongly urge you to participate.
T-Shirt Order Form
For our April 27th festival concert students will be wearing a shirt designed by one of our own elementary orchestra studehts! It is required that students order an orchestra shirt as it is our uniform for the festival concert, however if you are unable to purchase a shirt please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will arrange for your student to recieve a school scholarshipped shirt.
For our April 27th festival concert students will be performing Allegro! An extra copy of their music for this piece can be located here (Please select your child's instrument: Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass
SAVE THE DATE: WOODSTOCK D200 ORCHESTRA SUMMER CAMP!
Summer camp is an amazing way for students to perform and interact with other orchestra students of different ages around the distrcit! Orchestra camp features 8 days of concert preparation, team building games, and snacks! This experience is topped off by a performance of student musicians in the Gazebo on the Woodstock Square June 11th!!
4th Grade Weekly Updates
At the end of each week of instruction, we will post an update with information about what we learned that week, giving students and parents an opportunity to review and discuss the week's work. Use the links below to visit Weekly Update pages.