Band and Orchestra

Full year commitment. Sign ups at beginning of year for 4th – 6th grades.

Band
Classes
Two experience levels of training are available to students: Beginning Band is offered to 5th and 6th graders of all levels; 2nd Year Band is offered to 6th graders with previous experience. A demonstration evening is usually held early in the school year for beginning students for an introduction to the band program. Check the school calendar for dates.

Fees and Other Expenses
There is no fee to join band, however the student is responsible for providing his or her own instrument, music book and any other accessories or equipment. Occasionally the school will be able to lease an instrument. Please check with the instructor for details.

Transportation
Students must arrange for their own transportation to the school and will be bused back to Thoreau.

Schedule
Beginning Band - 5th and 6th Graders
Days: M, W, F (Percussion on Th)

Time: 8:15 – 9:00 AM

Location: Finn Hill Junior High

Dates: Sept – June (sign-up in the Fall)

2nd Year Band - 6th Graders
Days: Tu, Th (Percussion on Th)

Time: 8:15 – 9:00 AM

Location: Finn Hill Junior High

Dates: Sept – June (sign upin the Fall)

Contact Information
Instructors:
Ron Maier at rmaier@lwsd.org or 821.6544

Orchestra
Classes
Two experience levels of training are available to students: Beginning Orchestra is offered to 4th - 6th graders; Intermediate Orchestra is offered to 2nd and 3rd year players. A demonstration evening is usually held early in the school year for beginning students for an introduction to the orchestra program and to rent an instrument if needed. Check the school calendar for dates.

Fees and Other Expenses
There is no fee to join orchestra; however the student is responsible for providing his or her own instrument, music book and any other accessories or equipment. Occasionally the school will be able to lease an instrument. Please check with the instructor for details.

Transportation
Students must arrange for their own transportation to the school and will be bused back to Thoreau.

Schedule
Orchestra
Days: M - F varies between intermediate and beginners

Time: 7:50 – 8:50 AM

Location: Juanita High School

Dates: Sept – June (sign upin the Fall)

Contact Information
Instructors:
Kim Merkley at kmerkley@lwsd.org or at 823.7600 x 4516