4th Grade Orchestra

Hello and welcome! This is the homepage for the 4th grade orchestra. Here, you will find helpful reminders, videos, and information about rehearsals, concerts, and concepts.

Thanks for visiting!

The 4th grade orchestra begins in September and meets after school at the middle school on Tuesday and Friday. Students will need to be picked up at 4:30 on those days. We will not meet on days that there are early dismissals or no school.

Helpful Things From Class

Here is a link to the recording for Practice Time March

Hot Cross Buns

How to Hold the Bow with a Pencil

Ray's Midbell Music in Sioux City is our local music and instrument provider. They have great instrument rental plans available for parents and students. The cost of a violin or viola rental is around $23 a month - about the price of a McDonald's meal for a family of 4! The cost for a cello rental is only about $39 a month. More information can be found at this link:

http://www.midbellmusic.com/music/Rentals/Orchestra-Rentals.aspx.

Why Orchestra?

Your decision to provide your child with a quality musical experience is an investment in your child’s future. By making it possible for your child to play a musical instrument, you are providing them with the opportunity for self-expression, creativity, and achievement all while fostering a lifelong love for and appreciation of music.

Benefits

For your child

Music participation enhances…

  • Musical skill and appreciation
  • Problem-solving
  • Teamwork
  • Goal-setting
  • Self-expression
  • Physical coordination
  • Self-confidence and esteem
  • Concentration and memory skills
  • Poise
  • And much, much more!

For your family

A child’s study of music also offers opportunities to share family experiences like…

  • Attending musical and cultural events
  • Family music-making and performing for and with family and friends
  • The enjoyment of an expressive art form present in every culture
  • Learning about the lives of composer and the cultural heritage of many civilizations
  • A sense of accomplishment and pride for the entire family

***There are two meetings in September for parents interested in enrolling their students in orchestra.***

The first meeting is on September 10th and is a 4th grade parents pre-orchestra meeting beginning at 7:00 pm at the middle school.

The second meeting is on September 11th and is a 4th grade orchestra/5th grade band open house at the middle school from 4:00-7:00 pm. If you have an interest in enrolling your student in orchestra, please have your checkbooks ready at the open house.