Intermediate Orchestra is offered to students at both upper elementary schools (FAVE and Talley St) and is open to any 3rd, 4th or 5th grade student with little to at least 1 year of previous experience on a stringed instrument.
The class meets AFTER school 2 days per week at each school from 2:50-3:40pm. Specific days the class will meet is TBD.
IMPORTANT DATES & DETAILS:
First class starts: Wednesday, August 22nd
Classes will be on Monday and Wenesday afternoons each week .
Exceptions: There will be no orchestra class on days that there is no school.)
Sign-up: Please register for orchestra on the Sign-up page (see menue along the top) of this website.
Participation Fee: $160 per student for the year.
Checks made out to DEF (Decatur Education Foundation); in the Memo line write "ORCH, FAVE, and your student's NAME"
Pay Online by credit card at www.decatureducationfoundation.org/orchestra
All students will need the following: (Please bring to first rehearsal)
Required Instrument Supplies:
Pick-up: Students are to be picked-up in the horseshoe area. Class ends at 3:30p. Students must be picked up by 3:40. Please pick up on-time so that the teacher is not kept overtime.
Classroom: Mr. Brooks' Music Room in Modular 1
Instruments: Students are allowed to bring instruments* the first day however not required. Instrument rental shops are listed on the CSD Orchestra website
*Those awaiting information on DEF scholarships and need-based rental instruments should still plan to have their student come to class. We are preparing the scholarship application & the instrument rental program form and will have that available before the first class.
Violin & Viola students should take their instruments with them to class. F.Ave teachers are aware that some students will have instruments to stow. Together students and teachers can decide whether instruments will be stored in a locker or in another room. Students MUST remember to pick up their instrument at the end of the day.
Cello & Bass students have been graciously given a small storage room. On the first day, students will be instructed as to where and how that storage will work.
Instrument Identification: Label instrument cases VERY WELL.
1) Place a luggage tag with all contact information on your case's handle.
2) Put another unique identifier, like a colorful ribbon or keychain, on your case for easy identification.
Intermediate Orchestra will begin the week of August 20th
Intermediate Orchestra classes will meet after school from 2:50 - 3:35 on either Monday and Tuesday afternoons or Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons. Specific meeting days are still being determined. Watch this space for updates. If you register your child for orchestra, you will automatically receive an email from the Orchestra Program Coordinator as soon as we are able to confirm the class meeting days.
Questions: Contact Nia Schooler, Orchestra Program Coordinator at DecaturStrings@gmail.com.