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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Design Contest
For this year's school orchestra t-shirt we will be having a design contest! The winning design will be featured on the shirt that all elemenatry orchestra students will wear at our orchestra festival concert. Designs are due back to your teacher by December 19th; we will be voting on a winner our first day back from Winter break in January.
D200 Orchestra Poinsettia Fundraiser
With each year our orchestra program is lucky enough to recieve new music, instruments, private lessons, assistance with summer camps, and so many more amazing things largely due to the proceeds from our annual Poinsettia Fundraiser! All proceeds from this fundraiser go directly back to students in our program! The form to purchase flowers in time for the holiday season is attached below! Forms are due by November 8th, flower pickup will be on December 4th!
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.