Elementary Band & Orchestra

Registration for the 2020-21 School Year

Registration for Elementary Band & Orchestra has been postponed. More information will be provided when it is available.

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.



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



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



Debbie Montague