Mrs. Bock's Elementary Orchestra Website

Welcome to the home of the Chatfield Articulation Area and Jeffco Open School 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, Jeffco Open School, Mortensen, Shaffer, Stony Creek, Ute Meadows.


Director - Heather Bock

Email is the preferred method of communication :

heather.bock@jeffco.k12.co.us

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


TWO HOUR DELAY FOR ALL JEFFCO SCHOOLS, THURSDAY JANUARY 6

MORNING Elementary Orchestra Classes are canceled, but all AFTERNOON classes continue as previously scheduled!


No orchestra class for Ute Meadows and Shaffer due to the delay start and conflicts with adjusted lunch schedules.

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 sometimes 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!

video.link/w/xPcTb 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!!