5th Grade Strings

5th grade strings
Students in fifth grade have weekly after-school rehearsals instead of lessons during the school day.  The rehearsals take place on Wednesdays from 2:30-3:35pm at the Cove School.  This different schedule allows all fifth grade students to meet together and play as an ensemble.  It also does not conflict with Fifth Grade Band lessons during the school day nor the after-school Band Rehearsals, so students may choose to play a band instrument and string instrument.  Fifth grade ensemble rehearsals include learning: new techniques for their instrument, ensemble technique, orchestral repertoire and etiquette.  Every year in May, this ensemble also participates in a tour of the five Beverly Elementary Schools, to demonstrate to students what playing a string instrument is like.