Bell-graham & Wasco Orchestra program
When does orchestra start?
Your student will participate in weekly school day LESSONS in a small group as well as weekly morning orchestra REHEARSALS with the whole orchestra before school. Lessons begin the week of September 5. Morning orchestra rehearsals will begin the week of September 25th. Your student will not need to bring their instrument until then.
In school lessons are IN ADDITION TO before school rehearsals.
What orchestra is my student in?
Junior Strings: (beginning level) This orchestra is for 1st year beginners. If your student played a stringed instrument last year, they are either in Symphonic and/or Chamber. Students can begin a stringed instrument in 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade.
Symphonic Strings: (intermediate level) 4th graders who are in their second year of playing.
Chamber Orchestra: (advanced level) All 5th grade musicians in their 2nd or 3rd year of playing.
Who are the orchestra teachers?
-Mr. Andy Masters—Teaches Junior Strings, Symphonic, and Chamber Orchestra students @ Bell-Graham and Symphonic and Chamber Orchestra students at Wasco.
-Miss Nissa Anderson—Teaches Junior Strings students at Wasco. (She also teaches at Ferson Creek and Richmond.)