Mrs. Bock's Elementary Orchestra Website


NOVEMBER 9, 2022, 7:00 PM


Plan ahead for our concerts!!

We have two concerts each year

Chatfield Area Orchestra Concert: Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at 6:30 PM, Chatfield Senior High School Main Gym

Chatfield Area Elementary Orchestra & Band Concert: Tuesday, May 9, 2023 at 6:30pm, Falcon Bluffs Middle School Gym

Welcome to the home of the Chatfield Articulation Area Elementary String Orchestras!

Bookmark this page to stay up to date on important announcements, information on weekly rehearsal schedules, event dates, homework assignments, and important documents.

This page is for the String Orchestras of Bradford K8, Coronado, Mortensen, Shaffer, Stony Creek, Ute Meadows.

Director - Heather Bock

Email is the preferred method of communication :

Please remember to specify your school when emailing Mrs. Bock!

Keep Calm and Practice your Instrument!

Remember! In class we work on our concert songs together, and Mrs. Bock teaches you new skills, but you have to work on them on your own, where you can hear your own playing more easily! Only by putting the time in can you improve! How much should you practice? 20 minutes 3 times a week is a great place to start!


All Elementary Orchestra Classes are canceled but KEEP PRACTICING!

A Note About Grades:

Report cards will be coming out soon, INCLUDING grades for orchestra.

I prefer to use a 4, 3, 2, 1 grading scale. This is NOT like ABCDF grading! My expectation for each student is that they are earning a 3 which defines them as "at grade level" . If your grade is a 4, this means that you are "above grade level". Earning a 4 is a BIG deal and does not happen very frequently!

Weekly Notes: (Mrs. Bock's thoughts on the week and other important information)

We are on a JOURNEY to learn how to play our instruments! Sometimes it may feel confusing, and we are not perfect the first time! Remember that no matter how quickly you travel from one place to another, it is not instantaneous!! We MUST make some mistakes in order to learn, but as long as we learn from our mistakes, and have patience with ourselves (and those around us) we will have fun and enjoy our journey into learning how to play our new instruments! Watch this great TedEd video on the benefits of learning a musical instrument!

The book we will be using this year!!

Mrs. Bock is supplying materials that are VERY different from the book we have used for ages, and this change is for the BETTER! We will get a strong foundation that will take us quickly into a strong understanding of our instruments! We will be using our bows and playing on all four strings in the first weeks of classes!!