The Lake Washington School District provides group instrumental music instruction for all 4th and 5thgraders. The goals of this program are to introduce the student to performing music on an instrument, working within a group of other musicians, and help them progress to performing groups at the Middle School and Senior High level. The Redmond Region instrumental music programs have been very successful for several years, and we hope you and your child will choose to take part in this exciting and beneficial program.

Orchestra classes meet before school at Clara Barton Elementary with Ms. Chen and Mrs. Dolgaya. The students will be bussed to their elementary schools after class.

For more information about the elementary orchestra program, please contact:

    Irene Chen at Rockwell Elementary: ichen@lwsd.org

Rehearsal Schedule

2018-2019 Weekly Rehearsal Schedule

  • Level 1 - Beginners (4th graders or 5th graders who have never played before)

Classes are before school from 7:40-8:20am on Mondays and Wednesdays (for violin and viola), Wednesdays and Fridays (for cello). All classes are held in the Rockwell gym.

  • Level 2 (mostly 5th graders who have completed at least one year of instruction)

Classes are on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 7:40-8:20am in the Rockwell gym. 

Concert Schedule

2018-19 Concert Schedule (concerts held at Redmond Middle School at 7pm)

  • Wednesday, December 12, 2018 7:00pm at Redmond Middle School
  • Wednesday, March 6, 2019 7:00pm at Redmond Middle School 
  • Wednesday, May 22, 2019 7:00pm at Redmond Middle School