Band & Orchestra
Quaker Valley Elementary Schools offer instrumental music lessons for band (flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, trombone or percussion) and strings (violin, viola, cello or bass) in grades 4 and 5. Beginning Band or Orchestra is for students in either grade 4 or 5 who wish to start playing an instrument and 5th grade Band or Orchestra is for any student who has had at least one year of experience studying a musical instrument.
Band (for 4th & 5th grade students) - meets once a week for a 30-minute lesson on like instruments. Additionally, 5th grade band meets throughout the year for Band Class during activity period the same day they have their lesson. 4th Grade Band Class begins in January after the 4-month trial period ends.
Orchestra (for 4th and 5th grade students) - meets once a week for a 30-minute lesson on like instruments. Additionally, 5th grade meets throughout the year for Orchestra Class during activity period the same day they have their lesson. Due to scheduling constraints, at this time, 4th grade strings do not have an Orchestra Class during the second half of the year.
5th Grade Performances
The 5th grade Band and Orchestra perform a winter and spring concert each year, as well as other events during the school year. The winter concert is performed in conjunction with the 5th grade chorus in their respective buildings. The spring concert is a combined concert (Edgeworth and Osborne together, no chorus) and each group (Band and Orchestra) has 3 after school rehearsals in the weeks leading up to the concert.
4th Grade Performances
The 4th Grade Band and Orchestra perform a spring concert in May in their respective elementary school. There are no after school rehearsals for the 4th grade Band and Orchestra.
3rd Grade Tryouts
Students interested in playing an instrument in 4th grade, will have the opportunity to “tryout” their instrument of choice in the spring of their 3rd grade year.
Band & Orchestra Teacher
412-749-5557 x3639 (Edgeworth) x4005 (Osborne)