South Washington County Schools


Fall 2018-19 Elementary Orchestra Registration Is Open!

For incoming 4th and 5th grade students, please register for the 2017-18 school year:
New Student Orchestra Enrollment Form

For current 4th and 5th grade orchestra students, please register for the 2017-18 school year:
Current Orchestra Student Enrollment Form

Our Mission

The Orchestra Department of School District 833, has made a commitment to prepare our students to:

  • Recognize through aesthetic awareness that music is a part of all humanity
  • Prepare and present a musically proficient performance, along and in an ensemble
  • Make knowledgeable judgments about music
  • Enjoy and appreciate musical performances within their historical and cultural context
  • Acquire skills necessary for life-long music learning and application

Why Orchestra?

A community benefits from area schools that offer a full complement of fire arts courses, including stringed instrument study, to all of its students.  A good string and orchestra education, as part of a comprehensive fine arts program, is a hallmark of quality school districts.  Without a string program, a school district's curriculum is incomplete and its students are underserved.  In every school, there are students who are inherently attracted to the sound of stringed instruments. Without a string and orchestra program to provide access to string education, students are denied the possibility of realizing their potential. Playing a stringed instrument enhances a child's quality of life.  It provides creative, emotional, and social opportunities and can also lead to improvements in academic performance in other areas beyond music.