Elementary Music Program


Orchestra
The strings program begins in 4th grade, 30 minutes once a week, with choice of violin, viola and cello. Participation is voluntary and on a pull-out basis. String bass may be pursued in 5th or 6th grade. Students are ability-grouped based on proficiency. Parents of beginning students must attend a required September meeting for enrollment. Sixth graders may participate in All-City Elementary Orchestra after one year of playing experience.

Band
Band begins in 5th grade, 30 minutes once a week, offering a choice of flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, alto sax, and percussion. Participation is voluntary and on a pull-out basis. Students are ability-grouped based on proficiency. Parents of beginning students must attend a required September meeting for enrollment. Continuing students may participate in All-City Elementary Band after one year of playing experience.

Choir
Choir may be available at some sites, before or after school. Support stipends are provided by the Davis School Arts Foundation and is sometimes taught by a non-credentialed music teacher.

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