Elementary Band & Orchestra

  • Elementary Strings Students
    Northshore offers a comprehensive Elementary Band and Orchestra music program for students in 4th and 5th grades.

    Important Information Regarding the 2017-18 Program

    There will be no registration fees beginning in 2017-18. The Elementary Band and Orchestra Program will be free to all participating Northshore students.


    Online registration closed Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. Parents interested in registering their students after Oct. 13, should submit a Paper registration form.

    Program Schedule

    Please see the Important Program Dates listed to the right for specific start dates. Classes will meet from 8:05–8:45 a.m. Classes will not be held on vacation or non-student days.
    Day  Band Instruction*  String Instruction
    Monday  5th-Grade Full Band  5th-Grade Strings (2nd year)
    Tuesday  5th-Grade Brass and Percussion only  4th- and 5th-Grades Beginning Strings
    Wednesday  5th-Grade Full Band  5th-Grade Strings (2nd year)
    Thursday  5th-Grade Full Band  4th- and 5th-Grades Beginning Strings
    Friday  5th-Grade Woodwinds only  5th-Grade Strings (2nd year)
    *Canyon Park Middle school may deviate slightly from this schedule based on the amount of space required and availability. The site teacher will communicate with parents who will be impacted by any variations.


    Band and orchestra students should ride their neighborhood middle school bus. Band programs are typically held at the middle school, and orchestra will be either at the middle school or at an elementary school. The buses will also drop orchestra students at their elementary orchestra site, if it's not held at the middle school. Music teachers will meet the students and direct them to their class areas. After class, students will be returned to their individual elementary schools by shuttle bus. 
    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. 
    School Boundaries Change in Fall 2017
    Due to the need to balance enrollment across the school district as well as create a feeder pattern for the new North Creek High School, which will open in fall 2017, school boundaries are changing beginning in the 2017-18 school year. If you do not know what school your child will be attending in 2017-18, please visit the 2017 Boundaries webpage.

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Important Program Dates

  • June 12, 2017

    All-District Beginning Band & Orchestra Information Night
    7 p.m., Northshore Junior High School, 12101 NE 160th St., Bothell


    For current 3rd- and 4th-grade families interested in registering or learning about the program.


    Sept. 11, 2017

    1st day for 2nd year strings (5th grade students who participated in the 4th-grade program in 2016-17)


    Sept. 18, 2017

    All-District Beginning Band & Orchestra Information Night
    7 p.m., Northshore Middle School, 12101 NE 160th St., Bothell


    For families who were not able to attend the June information night.


    Oct. 2, 2017

    1st day for 5th-grade beginning band


    Oct. 3, 2017

    1st day for 4th- and 5th-grade beginning strings


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