Band & Orchestra

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We are now accepting registrations for the 2019-20 school year. You may register online, at your school or at the district office.

Register for Band or Orchestra

Elementary orchestra concert

We offer a comprehensive Elementary Band and Orchestra music program for students in 4th and 5th grades. The program is free for all students in the Northshore School District. We offer the following courses:

  • First Year Strings (for 4th and 5th grade students)
  • Second Year Strings (for 5th grade students who took First Year Strings)
  • First Year Band (for 5th grade students)

 

Important Dates

  • September 9, 2019:
    First day for 2nd year strings (5th grade students who participated in the 4th-grade program in 2018-19)
  • September 16, 2019 at 7PM:
    Beginning band and orchestra open house at Northshore Middle School
  • October 7, 2019:
    First day for 5th grade beginning band
  • October 8, 2019:
    First day for 4th and 5th grade beginning strings

 

Class Schedule

Classes meet from 8:15 - 8:55 a.m. Class is not held on vacations, non-student days or emergency closure days.

Day Band* Orchestra (Strings)
Monday Full Band Second Year Strings
Tuesday Brass and Percussion First Year Strings
Wednesday Full Band Second Year Strings
Thursday Full Band First Year Strings
Friday Woodwinds Second Year Strings

*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.

 

Locations

Each school has an assigned location for orchestra and band. Locations are based on the school your student attends. Transportation is provided to your assigned location. However, your student may attend any location outside of their service area if you are willing to provide transportation to and from the selected site.

Orchestra Locations: Canyon Creek, Eastridge (First Year Strings only), Lockwood, Maywood Hills, Timbercrest, Wellington, Woodmoor

Band Locations: Canyon Park, Kenmore MS, Leota, Northshore, Skyview, Timbercrest

See Assigned Locations

Arrowhead Students

  • Orchestra Location: Woodmoor Elementary School
  • Band Location: Northshore Middle School

Bear Creek Students

  • Orchestra Location: Timbercrest Middle School
  • Band Location: Timbercrest Middle School

Canyon Creek Students

  • Orchestra Location: Canyon Creek Elementary
  • Band Location: Skyview Middle School

Cottage Lake Students

  • Orchestra Location: Timbercrest Middle School
  • Band Location: Timbercrest Middle School

Crystal Springs Students

  • Orchestra Location: Canyon Creek or Maywood Hills Elementary School
  • Band Location: Canyon Park or Skyview Middle School

East Ridge Students

  • Orchestra Location:
    • First Year Strings: East Ridge Elementary School
    • Second Year Strings: Timbercrest Middle School
  • Band Location: Timbercrest Middle School

Fernwood Students

  • Orchestra Location: Canyon Creek Elementary School
  • Band Location: Skyview Middle School

Frank Love Students

  • Orchestra Location: Lockwood Elementary School
  • Band Location: Kenmore Middle School

Hollywood Hill Students

  • Orchestra Location: Timbercrest Middle School
  • Band Location: Leota or Timbercrest Middle School

Kenmore Students

  • Orchestra Location: Lockwood Elementary School
  • Band Location: Kenmore Middle School

Kokanee Students

  • Orchestra Location: Wellington Elementary School
  • Band Location: Leota Middle School

Lockwood Students

  • Orchestra Location: Lockwood Elementary School
  • Band Location: Kenmore Middle School

Maywood Hills Students

  • Orchestra Location: Maywood Hills Elementary
  • Band Location: Canyon Park Middle School

Moorlands Students

  • Orchestra Location: Woodmoor Elementary School
  • Band Location: Northshore Middle School

Shelton View Students

  • Orchestra Location: Maywood Hills Elementary School
  • Band Location: Canyon Park Middle School

Sunrise Students

  • Orchestra Location: Timbercrest Middle School
  • Band Location: Timbercrest Middle School

Wellington Students

  • Orchestra Location: Wellington Elementary School
  • Band Location: Leota Middle School

Westhill Students

  • Orchestra Location: Maywood Hills Elementary School
  • Band Location: Canyon Park Middle School

Woodin Students

  • Orchestra Location: Wellington Elementary School
  • Band Location: Leota Middle School

Woodmoor Students

  • Orchestra Location: Woodmoor Elementary School
  • Band Location: Northshore Middle School

 

Transportation

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. Your student may attend any location outside of their service area if you are willing to provide transportation to and from the selected site.

Students must be able to sit 3 to a seat and their backpacks and instruments must fit on their lap. Large instruments such as cellos (not the small guitar-sized cello), string basses, baritone horns, tubas and drum kits may not be transported on the bus.

 

Transportation for EAP Students

If your student is in the EAP program, enrolled in the before school elementary music program and attending a school outside of your service area, please submit an EAP Music Transportation Form so we can find the best music location that will allow your to arrive to school on time.

EAP Music Transportation Form

 

Questions?

Debbie Montague
425-408-8927
dmontague@nsd.org