Be a part of our orchestra!!
The elementary orchestra program is an enrichment Fine Arts program offered by North East ISD, and is one which is being taken advantage of by more and more students. Children who play an instrument learn self-discipline and learn cooperation with others. Playing a string instrument puts students into a worthwhile activity and gives them something fun and interesting to do while at the same time teaching them the enjoyment of music as a lifelong appreciation.
Your child can choose either the violin, viola, cello, double bass, or harp. Parents will need to rent or purchase an instrument for their child. Music stores in our area that carry string instruments for rent or to buy are listed below.
We strongly recommend that you DO NOT purchase an instrument off the Internet or from pawn shops. Because these instruments are inexpensive, they are usually of poor quality, and you may spend more money trying to fix the instrument so that it is playable for your child. These instruments also have a tendency to get out of tune frequently and this can be very discouraging for the student.
Antonio Strad Violin
10288 San Pedro, Suite 2
Terra Nova Violins
6983 Blanco Road
Alamo City Strings/Hillje Music
18130 Hwy. 281
Music & Arts
20821 US Hwy 281 N
Students interested in learning the harp will join the harp class, offered at Reagan HS in the orchestra room from 3:30-4:30 on Mondays and Wednesdays. Parent transportation is required. For more information, email Mr. Sharplin at email@example.com
CANYON RIDGE ELEMENTARY
→ Mondays & Wednesdays from 2:45-3:30 p.m.
→ Pick up is promptly at 3:30 p.m.
→ First class is Monday, September 18, 2023
Location: CR Music Room
Pick-up Area: In the Front of School
LAS LOMAS ELEMENTARY
→ Tuesdays & Thursdays from 2:45-3:30 p.m.
→ Pick up is promptly at 3:30 p.m.; PICK UP AREA TBA
→ First class is Tuesday, September 19, 2023
→ Click here for Full Schedule.
Location: in the LL Music room
Pick-up Area: Back of school by cafeteria.