At the Marion Cross School we have a band, a string orchestra and a beginning instrumental program.
The instrumental program begins in fifth grade and when the students are ready they can join the band which meets before school once a week. Lessons are in groups also once a week. In fifth grade lessons are during the school day and in sixth grade they are before school. We generally have two concerts a year.
We have a string orchestra at MCS beginning in fourth grade. The ensemble meets once a week before school and usually has two concerts a year. The string players all take private lessons and this is strictly an ensemble program.