Elementary Strings & Orchestra

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Contact Information

  • Strings Program: 503.534.2459

LOSD Elementary String Program 2018-2019

  • Fall Concert: Wed. November 7th at 7 PM in the LOJ Gymnasium.  Students to arriveat 6:30 PM for tuning/warm-up.

    Begin your journey on the Violin, Viola, Cello, or Bass in the LOSD Elementary String Program!

    Beginning Strings is offered after school for interested students in grades 4 and 5 who have no previous playing experience on Violin, Viola, Cello, or Upright String Bass.

    • No prior knowledge of music reading skills is required
    • Classes will be held after the regular school day at Uplands Elementary School
    • Bus transportation: students will be bused from their respective elementary schools to the string class location. Parent pickup and community schools aftercare are options at the end of class.
    • The annual fee for Beginning Strings is $250 (approximately 100 at roughly $2.50 per class)
    • Begins Tuesday, Sept. 18th, 2018.
    • Classes are held every Tuesday and Wednesday from 3:15-4:15pm and every Thursday from 2:30-3:30pm due to early release.
    • LOSD Strings YouTube Channel 

    Elementary Orchestra is offered after school for those in grades 4 and 5 who have at least one year of previous playing experience on Violin, Viola, Cello, or Upright String Bass and will continue to play that instrument in the Elementary Orchestra.

    • Students that are ready to play in the Elementary Orchestra would include those who: 
      1. have completed Beginning Strings 
      2. or have taken private lessons on the instrument for at least one year
      3. or have been in Elementary Orchestra previously
    • Classes will be held after the regular school day at Uplands Elementary School
    • The annual fee for Elementary Orchestra is $350 (approximately 105 classes for roughly $3-4 per class)
    • Begins Tuesday, Sept. 11th, 2018.
    • Classes are held every Tuesday and Wednesday from 3:05-4:05pm and every Thursday from 2:20-3:20pm due to early release.
    • LOSD Strings YouTube Channel 

    All Groups

    • Classes will meet all three days of the week, students should expect to attend all classes to maintain their skills and stay caught up with lessons.
    • Students are expected to secure a rental instrument before the first day of classes. The most ideal time to find a rental is between late July and early August. Please check out the Rental Tips sheet to find a great local store and advice on what to ask and how to get all the supplies you need for class.
    • The last day of classes for the 2018-2019 school year will be June 6th, 2019.

    Registration

    • Please register by Sept. 1, 2018 to secure your seat!  Registration links are below.

    Transportation

    • Students will be bused from their respective elementary schools to the string class location. Parent pickup and community schools aftercare are options at the end of class.
    • Bus transportation is provided from Uplands to Extended Care at Palisades for south-side Extended Care and Lake Grove Elementary for north-side schools.
      • These buses will depart from Uplands between 4:15 and 4:30pm on Tuesdays/Wednesdays, and 3:30-3:45pm on Thursdays.

    Calendar Dates

    • Tues. Sept. 11: Elementary Orchestra begins at Uplands
    • Tues. Sept. 18: Beginning Strings begins at Uplands
    • Wed. Nov. 7: Fall Concert in the LOJ Gym.  Report at 6:30 p.m., Concert begins at 7 p.m.
    • Wed. March 6: Spring Concert in the LOJ Gym. Report at 6:30 p.m., Concert begins at 7 p.m.
    • Wed. May 15: All-District String Fest at LOHS Gymnasium.  Report at 6:30 p.m., Concert begins at 7 p.m.

    Questions? Contact Kristina Stingle (stinglek@loswego.k12.or.us)

Registration

  • Please click the button below to complete registration

    for the 2018-2019 school year! 

     

     Beginning Strings: Violin

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    Beginning Strings: Viola

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    Beginning Strings: Cello/Bass (FULL - no longer accepting registrations)

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    Elementary Orchestra: Violin/Viola

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     Elementary Orchestra: Cello/Bass

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  • Important Dates for 2018-2019

    Tues. Sept. 11: Elementary Orchestra begins at Uplands (not Beginners)

    Tues. Sept. 18: Beginning Strings begins at Uplands

    Wed. Nov. 7: Concert! LOJ Gym (7 p.m., report at 6:30 p.m.)

    Wed. March 6: Concert! LOJ Gym (7 p.m., report at 6:30 p.m.)

    Wed. May 15: District String Festival at LOHS (7 p.m., report at 6:30 p.m.) 

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