The Overland Elementary School
for Advanced Studies Orchestra Program is open to all students
in grades one through five.
The program is directed by Larry Newman and classes are taught by the outstanding faculty of Children’s
Instruction is available on:
Violin, cello, ukulele, recorder, flute, clarinet, alto sax,
trumpet, mini pBone, and baritone horn.
First graders may only choose the violin or recorder. (What
is a recorder?)
may choose any instrument except alto sax or baritone
Third, fourth and fifth graders may choose any instrument except
for the recorder.
No musical experience is required to enroll in a beginning class.
Students with some prior experience will be placed in an intermediate
or advanced level ensemble depending on ability.
A program orientation assembly will be presented on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 10:45 and 11:15 AM in the school auditorium. Students will
be introduced to the instruments of the orchestra through live
Music classes run from October 7, 2014 through
our concert on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 6:30 PM.
Thirty to forty minute classes are offered each Tuesday after school
(early dismissal day) beginning on October 7, 2014.
Classes are taught between the hours of 1:45 and 3:45 PM. The exact time of your lesson will be announced after enrollment
is complete. Please keep that time block open when registering for the program.
A one-time fee of $495 is requested to cover the instructional costs
of this year’s instrumental music program.
The only other expenses will be the lease, rental or purchase of the
instrument and a $25 supply fee which covers all music, books, and basic supplies such as strings, valve oil, reeds, recorders, etc. which your
child is given throughout the school year. (Recorders are included with the music supply fee.)
FREE MUSIC TUITION and RENTAL
A parent volunteer is needed to proctor the "homework" room for students waiting to take their lesson on Tuesdays. If you are available every Tuesday from 1:45 - 3:15 PM to help, please email Mr. Newman. Parent volunteers receive a full tuition waiver and free instrument rental.
Order your violin, cello, flute, clarinet, sax, trumpet or baritone horn now and get free deliver to school for the first day of lesson on October 7 from The Instrument Place. Click to order now.
Applicants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. This
is a year long program. Instruction runs through May 5, 2015.