Welcome to 5th Grade Orchestra!

October 9th-13th


Week 5 Lesson (Week 5 Homework- Starting bows!): Buffalo Hills


Week 6 Lesson (Week 6 Homework- D String Notes): Glenwood, Park, Emerson, Windy Hills, Kenwood*


Week 7 Lesson (Week 7 Homework): Central, Meadowlark, Northeast, Bryant


*Kenwood will not have orchestra on Friday, October 20th due to the 2 hr early release. 


October 2nd-6th


Week 4 Lesson (Week 4 Homework): Buffalo Hills


Week 5 Lesson (Week 5 Homework- Starting bows!): Glenwood, Park, Emerson, Windy Hills, Kenwood


Week 6 Lesson (Week 6 Homework- D String Notes): Central, Meadowlark, Northeast, Bryant


September 25th-29th


Week 4 Lesson (Week 4 Homework): Glenwood, Park, Emerson


Week 5 Lesson (Week 5 Homework- Starting bows!): Central, Meadowlark, Northeast, Bryant**


Buffalo Hills, Windy Hills, and Kenwood did not have class this week because there was no school on Thursday and Friday. 


**Starting next week (October 2nd), Bryant will be moving from Wednesdays to Mondays. Students should bring their instruments and orchestra materials on Mondays for the remaindered of the school year. 


September 18th-22nd


Week 3 Lesson (Week 3 Homework): Glenwood, Buffalo Hills*, Park, Emerson


Week 4 Lesson (Week 4 Homework): Central, Meadowlark, Northeast, Bryant, Windy Hills*, Kenwood*


*Buffalo Hills, Windy Hills, and Kenwood will not have class next week because there is no school. 


September 11th-September 15th


Week 2 Lesson (Bow Hold Checklist homework): Glenwood, Buffalo Hills


Week 3 Lesson (Week 3 Homework): Central, Meadowlark, Northeast, Bryant, Windy Hills, Kenwood


Park and Emerson did not have class this week due to the early release. 



September 5th-September 8th


Week 1 Lesson (no homework): Buffalo Hills


Week 2 Lesson (Bow Hold Checklist): Central, Meadowlark, Northeast, Bryant, Park*, Emerson*, Windy Hills, Kenwood


Glenwood did not have class this week due to Labor Day. 


*Park & Emerson students will not have class on Wednesday, September 13th due to the early release. 


Elementary Orchestra Handbook forms should be returned the week of September 11th-15th. 



For extra copies of the homework assignment or handouts, please see Forms & Documents. 









Parents: Looking for more opportunities to get involved? Please "Like" our parent group on Facebook "KPS OPUS-- Parent Orchestra Group" for information about upcoming volunteer opportunities and reminders of upcoming events!






Upcoming Events for 5th Grade:


November 30th - Kearney High School CHaT; Times to be determined


May 8th - Combined 5th-7th grade Concert- Kearney High School, time to be determined





Required Materials

The following materials are required for participation in orchestra:

  • an instrument of the correct size
  • Essential Elements for Strings, Book 1 (with EEi)
  • a music stand for practicing at home
  • Rosin, shoulder rest (violins/violas), rock stop (cello/bass)
  • pencil
Please have these materials by the second week of class. Thank you!

 Schedule of Orchestra Classes

Monday
    8:00-9:45    KHS
    10:00-11:45  Middle School (Even HMS, Odd SMS)
    12:40-1:10    Bryant
    2:30-3:00    Glenwood
    3:15-4:00    Sunrise after school help

Tuesday
    8:30-9:30    Central
    10:00-11:45 Middle School (Even HMS, Odd SMS)
    2:05-3:05    Meadowlark

Wednesday
    8:00-8:30    Northeast 
    10:00-11:45 Middle School (Even HMS, Odd SMS)
    1:00-2:00    Park
    2:30-3:00    Emerson
    3:15-4:00    Sunrise after school help

Thursday   
    8:00-10:00   KHS
    10:00-11:45 Middle School (Even HMS, Odd SMS)
    1:00-1:30     Buffalo Hills
    2:15-2:45     Windy Hills
    3:15-4:00    Horizon after school help
   
Friday
    8:00-10:00    KHS
    10:00-11:45  Middle School (Even HMS, Odd SMS)
    2:30-3:00      Kenwood