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Orchestra Hall Trips

At Countryside Elementary, Neigborhood grade 3 (and 3/4CP when they are on the third grade curriculum cycle) travel by bus to downtown Minneapolis each year to hear the Minnesota Orchestra play at Orchestra Hall. Unfortunately, because tickets are ordered the previous spring, this means that there are no extra tickets for parent chaperones. To see what concert your child will attend or to find a permission slip link, scroll down. 

A PDF of the 2017 permission slip will be available closer to the event.

 Orchestra Hall field trip for 3rd Grade:  




Orchestra Hall field trip for 3rd Grade and 3-4CP:

Young People's: Stories in Music


Some composers tell stories in music with fascinating results—painting musical pictures of people, places and whatever they see around them.

Fun Facts:

  • Orchestra Hall will come alive with the sounds of a bee buzzing and swooping in Rimsky-Korsakov’s beloved Flight of the Bumblebee, and with the sounds of the mighty Mississippi flowing in works by Kevin Puts and Michael Daugherty.
  • Students will also discover how composers create a new story to go with familiar music—as Peter Schickele (aka P.D.Q. Bach) did with Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony.
  • Principal Tuba Steven Campbell and star piccolo player Roma Duncan also team up for Kling’s The Elephant and the Fly, a most unusual piccolo-tuba pairing.
(from the Minnesota Orchestra's Young People's Concerts website)
Click HERE for a copy of the permission slip
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