5th/6th Grade Orchestra
The 5/6 Orchestra meets after school for rehearsal on Mondays at 2:35pm and is directed by Caryn Brocklebank. Orchestra is open to all string players who wish to participate.
In addition to weekly rehearsals, students participate in weekly sectional rehearsals that are based on a rotating schedule throughout the day.
Attending the required weekly large group rehearsals is essential to a quality experience for the student and ensures excellence in the music program. Missing three or more rehearsals or three or more lessons/sectionals can hinder student progress and may hinder the musical progress of the student. Of course, situations arise and we always encourage speaking with the director to work through this - child, parent and teacher. The ensemble director will notify you if your student has missed a third rehearsal or third ensemble/sectional so that you are aware of the situation.
Orchestra is a co-curricular program and students are graded on a letter scale: O = Outstanding, S = Satisfactory, and U = Unsatisfactory. Rehearsal attendance, sectional attendance, participation, and attitude are the contributing factors to students grades.