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Primary Orchestra

**IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER** - Primary Orchestra may be delayed, paused, or not offered if the Williamson County and Cities Health District reports that the county is in a high COVID-19 community spread phase. 
 

2021-2022 School Year

 

Grade: 2nd-5th (Secondary Orchestra will be held separately. Details will be outlined on the Extracurricular Clubs and Activities page once available)

Day: Wednesday or Thursday (see details below)

Frequency: One class per week

Time: depends on skill level (see details below)

Fall Semester Dates: August 25 - December 9, 2021

Spring Semester Dates: January 12, 2021 - May 12, 2021

Cost: $25 registration, $225 per semester

Registration Dates: July 12, 2021- August 21, 2021

 

**Meet and Greet: Thursday, August 19 from 5:00-6:00 pm in Primary Music Room.**

 

How to Register:

Registration Steps will be posted on July 12. 

How to Pay:

  • $25 registration fee to hold your spot, due at enrollment. This is not part of the participation fee.
  • Participation fee - $225 per semester
      • Option 1: $225 due prior to first class of the semester.
      • Option 2: 4 payments of $56.25 due at the first of the month. 
  • Methods of Payment:
    • Venmo (@AuroraZenfell) 
      Check (made out to Aurora Zenfell)
      Cash (in an envelope with student name)
  • Important note, registration is by semester, not by the month.**
 
 

2021-2022 SCHEDULE:

 

Beginning Violin:

Wednesday, 1:05-2:05 pm

Open to students who have never played a stringed instrument. Classes are capped at 15. Students will learn the fundamentals of playing a string instrument including position, musicianship, and technique. All students will be responsible for providing an appropriate instrument and accessories. (Enrolled students will receive more details in the Orchestra Handbook)

 

Beginning Cello:

Thursday, 3:35-4:35 pm 

Open to students who have never played a stringed instrument. Classes are capped at 15. Students will learn the fundamentals of playing a string instrument including position, musicianship, and technique. All students will be responsible for providing an appropriate instrument and accessories. (Enrolled students will receive more details in the Orchestra Handbook)

 

Overture Orchestra:

Director’s Approval Required - Wednesday, 2:20-3:20 pm

This class is designed as a continuation of Beginning Levels. This includes students in grades 3-5 and placement will be based on audition. In this class, students will continue to refine posture, build on technique skills, while transitioning into music reading and becoming more independent musicians.

 

Encore Orchestra:

Director’s Approval Required - Wednesday, 3:35-4:35 pm

This class is designed for students who have completed the Beginning Levels. This includes students in grades 3-5 who are reading music fluently and have solid technical skills. Placement is audition based. We will work primarily on playing orchestra music together.

Classes will not be held on the following dates due to student holidays and testing:

October 13-14

November 24-25

March 16-17

 

 

Late Pick up Fees:

  • Late pick-up from Arts/Á la carte/After school programs will result in additional fees to accrue at the rate of $5.00/5 minutes starting with the first minute.
  • Students who participate in Arts/Á la carte activities will be charged $5.00/5 minutes with a 5 minute grace period from the activity's dismissal time to allow for transition from the classroom.
  • For full-time after school students end-of-day, "late" begins at 6:01.

1-5 minutes = $5.00

6-10 minutes = $10.00

11-15 minutes = $15.00

16-20 minutes = $20.00

21-25 minutes = $25.00

26-30 minutes = $30.00

31-35 minutes = $35.00

36-40 minutes = $40.00 ...

How to Withdraw (or Program Change):

  • To withdraw, please complete the Triple A Withdrawal Form.
  • To change from one activity to another, please first withdraw from the activity your student is leaving. Then notify the Triple A Registrar at triplea@mwschool.org of the new activity you wish to enroll. There is no need to complete another registration form.