• Welcome to the website for the Stephens 5th Grade Orchestra! 
    General Information:
    You would be surprised how far beginning string students can come in one year!  Playing a string instrument is something that must be started early, when children's brains are still growing, stretching, and developing.  Learning an instrument is wonderful for their development, teaching them everything from a love for the fine arts to goal-setting and discipline: characteristics required for success in any field.
    When does Orchestra Class meet?
    The Stephens Orchestra meets every Monday, Wednesday, and every other Friday during their 5th grade specials time.
    Orchestra is open to any 5th grader who is interested in learning how to play the violin, viola, or cello.  Students who have prior experience are also welcomed and will be taught according to their skill level.  Students will need to rent an instrument and purchase a book for use in this class.  If you/your student qualify for Free/Reduced lunch, please contact the director about certain assistance you may receive in obtaining an instrument.
    My son/daughter has never played an instrument.  Can they still join?
    We start at the very beginning, so no musical training is required!  Students will need to have the ability to focus, practice at home, and good conduct is a must!  The Orchestra program in Denton is one of the best in the state.  Every elementary school, middle school, and high school in Denton has Orchestra class.
    How do I sign up?
    If your child is interested in being in orchestra, just have them come to orchestra the first week of school during specials.  I will have Elementary Orchestra Handbooks and Information sheets for them to bring home.