• Welcome, future musicians!

                   I am SO glad you are joinig us on this page to explore your creative options with orchestra. We thrive for a fun, awesome, and inquisitive learning community. Please explore what we have to offer by joining our 'Sandbox' Schoology Class (Access Code: G5V6-5M9C-ZT6C9). From here, you will submit a "Join Orchestra: Sign-In Survey" so that I can get you started on your orchestral journey. Please ask me any questions that you have (972-291-5270 x4759; martin.wells@chisd.net)!

     

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    'Sandbox' Schoology Class

    (Access Code: G5V6-5M9C-ZT6C9)

     

    Side-effects of orchestra may include: laughter, hard work, being smarter in school, making friends, making best friends, keeping best friends, pizza, playing cool music, trips, medals and ribbons, challenge, t-shirts, playing concerts, learning new skills, building newer skills off of the old skills, skipping school (respectfully), self diciplne, energy, excitement, enthusiasm, listening skills, feeling included, being important, and putting smiles on people's faces. :)

  • How much does orchestra cost?

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    To be perfectly honest, it will cost a shiny penny upfront; HOWEVER, each year the cost deducts significantly because you will have already purchased most of the needed materials! Please take a look at our POPs: Fees Breakdown sheet for clarifications and supplies.

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  • Does the school own instruments?

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    YES! We can provide your child with an instrument for orchestra. It is encouraged of you participate in a "Rent-2-Own" program through Lisle Violin Shop (based in Houston, TX) if your child is interested in owning his or her own instrument someday in the future.

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  • Those instruments look too big...

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    There are multiple sizes of every instrument for ALL children to play on! Regardless of height, arm length, and other body measurements, ALL students can play ALL instruments (including the double-bass)! Check out this Sizing Guide provided from Liles Violin Shop.

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  • I don't know which instrument to choose from...

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    That is A-Okay! It is most important that you are comfortable and open to all possibilities. Check out this survey and/or this survey to help narrow that decision down. They are not perfect, but use them as a directional tools.

              ***For those of you who have already predetermined your instrument selection, all I ask is that you open your mind and allow the instrument to choose you back. For some of you, you may be surprised by what happens... ;)

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