Renfroe Orchestra is open to any Renfroe Middle School student in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade. The class meets on Tuesdays and Wednesdays 4:00-4:50.
First class starts: Tuesday, August 21
Keep checking your email or this website for more information on upcoming events and performances.
Participation Fee: $160
Checks made out to DEF (Decatur Education Foundation); in the Memo line write "ORCH, RENFROE, and your student's NAME"
Pay Online by credit card at www.decatureducationfoundation.org/orchestra
Participation Contact Form:
Click HERE to fill form online
All students will need the following: (Please bring to first rehearsal August 21st)
-Essential Elements for Strings 2000, Book 2 (like vegetables, method books are good for you!)
Each student will be provided music to take home for practice. Extras copies for lost music can get expensive so please take care of your folder and music!
Required Instrument Supplies:
Classroom: TBD (watch this space)
Instruments: Students are allowed to bring instruments the first week, however, not required. Students are required to have instruments* by Tuesday, August 29. Instrument rental shops are listed on the CSD Orchestra Resources page.
Pick-up: Students are to be picked up at the front of the school.
Violin & Viola students should store their instruments in their lockers, if possible.
Cello & Bass students will be given a place to store instruments. Before Homeroom, students are to go to the front desk and front desk staff will instruct these students as to where and how to store their cello or bass for the day.
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.
(See pictures with Instrument Identification examples)
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.