Elementary Band & Orchestra

Elementary Strings Students
Northshore offers a comprehensive Elementary Band (students in grades 5 & 6) and Orchestra (students in grades 4–6) music program.

Program Schedule

The Elementary Band & Orchestra Program begins Sept. 12 , from 7:50 - 8:30 a.m. Classes do not meet on vacation or non-student days.
  • First year band classes (5th) will meet Tuesday, Thursday and Friday of each week beginning Tuesday, Oct. 4.
  • Second year band and second and third year strings students will meet Monday, Wednesday and Friday of each week beginning Monday, Sept 12.
  • First year beginning string classes for 5th-grade students will meet Tuesday and Thursday of each week beginning Tuesday, Oct. 4.
  • The beginning orchestra program allows 4th-grade students to participate. If you wish to have your child "jump start" in the orchestra program, classes will begin, Tuesday, Oct. 4. These students will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays only.
  • If your child participated in 4th-grade orchestra last year, they will begin on Monday, Sept. 12. Students who participated in 4th-grade orchestra last school year are considered 2nd year players.


Band and orchestra students should ride the appropriate junior high bus to their designated band or orchestra site. These buses will also drop orchestra students at their elementary orchestra site. After class, students will be returned to their individual elementary schools by shuttle bus. Music teachers will meet the students and direct them to their class areas.
Please note that students can attend any elementary band or orchestra site outside of their service area IF they are willing to provide transportation to and from their selected site.

Please see the Northshore School District Transportation webpage, www.nsd.org/nsdtransportation, for bus route information. 

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Start Dates

  • Sept. 12, 2016
    Second year band and 2nd & 3rd year strings

    Sept. 19, 2016
    Beginning Band and Strings Demo Night

    Oct. 4, 2016
    Beginning band and strings
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