2021-2022 School Year
Orchestra Program Details
Welcome back to Orchestra!
All levels welcome and no experience required!
Students will be grouped in classes of similar instruments and ages, where they will learn how to play their desired wind, brass, or string instrument. This program is designed to keep music FUN, so students should expect to play many familiar songs throughout the 25+ week program, in addition to learning the fundamentals of rhythm, harmony and traditional note reading.
Smaller group classes will come together as one larger ensemble in the spring, culminating with a final year-end concert!
- 3rd graders may choose the violin, flute, clarinet, trumpet, or pBone mini
- 4th and 5th graders may choose the violin, flute, clarinet, alto sax, trumpet, or trombone
Instruction begins in September, 2021 and runs through the spring, culminating with a school concert in May, 2022
Thirty to forty minute small group lessons will be held each Friday after school between 2:30 PM and 5:00 PM. Please keep this general time block free on Fridays until we create the final schedule. This flexibility in scheduling will allow us to create classes best suited for the enrollment.
The final schedule and location of classes will be announced via email after enrollment is complete. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. To aid in your planning, note that beginning classes will be held earlier than intermediate and advanced level classes.
Once the schedule is available, please have your child’s schedule clear for their assigned 30 – 40 minute time block. Students waiting to take a later lesson may opt to go home with parents and then return to school at lesson time. Or, contact the school regarding available campus supervision for students waiting to take their lesson.
There is no fee required to participate but spaces are limited. Funding for instruction is provided by generous grants and donations. Donations are gratefully appreciated and can be made out to the “Calvert Charter For Enriched Studies”
The program fee covers instructional costs, as well as all music, books and basic supplies given to your child throughout the year.
The following additional resources are new and included with your tuition:
- Class Portal Page – weekly homework assignments, sheet music downloads, helpful video tutorials, and much more!
- Interactive video – get extra help by submitting a video for feedback from one of our teachers!
The only other expense will be the rental or purchase of the instrument (see below).
Private Online Lessons - *Optional*
We HIGHLY RECOMMEND supplementing your music classes with online private lessons!
Add one-on-one private online lessons once per week or once every two weeks for additional online instruction. The lessons are scheduled at mutually convenient times with one of our professional instructors. Private lessons are charged on a recurring basis, once the number of lessons in your block have been completed.
Duration: Ongoing – Charged automatically as your pre-paid lesson blocks are completed.
Private Lesson Fee:
30-minute lessons – scheduled weekly: $160 per block of 4 lessons
30-minute lessons – scheduled every other week: $80 per block of 2 lessons
Getting your instrument
Discounted rental and purchase prices have been arranged for participating music students through our official instrument supplier. All prices from our supplier include FREE DELIVERY to school at the first lesson and pick up at the end of the program following the year-end concert. Visit The Instrument Place to place your order.