Elementary Orchestra Registration for the 2020-21 school year

Current 3rd and 4th grade students are able to participate in orchestra during their 4th and 5th grade year. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, registration has been postponed. More information will be posted at a later date. 
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*Middle School and High School course registration was completed in January/February. If you have any questions regarding your child's selections, please contact the appropriate middle or high school's counseling office.

Our Mission

The Orchestra Department of School District 833, has made a commitment to prepare our students to:Orchestra

  • Recognize through aesthetic awareness that music is a part of all humanity

  • Prepare and present a musically proficient performance, along and in an ensemble

  • Make knowledgeable judgments about music

  • Enjoy and appreciate musical performances within their historical and cultural context

  • Acquire skills necessary for life-long music learning and application

Why Orchestra?

A community benefits from area schools that offer a full complement of fire arts courses, including stringed instrument study, to all of its students. A good string and orchestra education, as part of a comprehensive fine arts program, is a hallmark of quality school districts. Without a string program, a school district's curriculum is incomplete and its students are underserved. In every school, there are students who are inherently attracted to the sound of stringed instruments. Without a string and orchestra program to provide access to string education, students are denied the possibility of realizing their potential. Playing a stringed instrument enhances a child's quality of life. It provides creative, emotional, and social opportunities and can also lead to improvements in academic performance in other areas beyond music.