Band and Orchestra Overview

THES Orchestra
THES Band

Why join Band or Orchestra?

  • Learning to play an instrument is fun!

  • Engage live and build relationships with teacher and peers

  • Build a healthy, productive, and fun routine

  • Does not conflict with other synchronous classes

  • Develop a passion for music

  • Emotional, social, and kinesthetic benefits

Program Overview

All students in band and orchestra...

  • Receive two 25 minute synchronous lessons per week on a fixed schedule

  • Receive one additional asychronous assignment per week

  • Will not miss any other classes to attend Band and Orchestra! Classes are scheduled during a student's asynchronous work times

  • Can be in both Band and Chorus, or both Orchestra and Chorus, but they cannot enroll in both Band and Orchestra

Grade Level Information

3rd Grade

Students will have the opportunity to join the 3rd grade orchestra and learn to play Violin, Viola, or Cello. Go to the Instrument Demos page to see all these instruments in action!

4th Grade

Students who played a string instrument in 3rd grade can choose to continue on their string instrument, or switch to band. Students who did not play an instrument last year will have the opportunity to play a band instrument this year! Options are: Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, or Percussion (snare drum and bell set). Go to the Instrument Demos page to see all of these instruments in action!

5th Grade

All students in 5th grade should sign up to continue the same instrument they played in 4th grade. If you are a 5th grader who has never played an instrument, please email Ms. Bryant before enrolling at jaclyn_bryant@hcpss.org

Questions?

Please contact Ms. Bryant at jaclyn_bryant@hcpss.org

Ready to enroll?

Head to the registration page!