The beginning orchestra, directed by Rob Swinney, is made up of students with no prior playing experience. Students enrolled in the beginning orchestra meet at Pleasant Valley Jr. High School at 7:30 a.m on Monday and Wednesdaymornings. Students may ride the Jr. High bus from their home bus stop or their parents may bring them to the Jr. High School. Activity buses transport students back to their home elementary school after orchestra class. Beginning orchestra students receive a 15 minute individual or small group lesson during the school day once a week in addition to orchestra classes. The beginning class rehearses as one large group.