View the Strings Program: A Guide for Parents

Welcome to all current and future orchestra students! Many Corron students are involved in either band or orchestra, or both. Students can begin a string instrument in third, fourth, or fifth grade.

Program Overview
Small group lessons take place once a week for 30 minutes. The lesson time will be agreed upon by the orchestra teacher and the classroom teacher. Students are not taken out of pullouts (reading, AT Math, etc.) or specials (art, PE, music or LRC).

In addition to the in-school lessons, there will also be a weekly early morning rehearsal. These are a mandatory part of the program, in which students develop ensemble skills. The ensembles are grouped by level of ability. Morning rehearsals meet from 7:30am to 8:30am.


  1. Complete and return the Orchestra Enrollment Sheet
  2. Rent (DO NOT BUY) an instrument from a preferred vendor
    • Purchase Essential Elements 2000 Book 1 and a music stand
    • Have everything delivered to school
  3. Pay the $40 Instrumental Music Fee through PushCoin
  4. Enroll in August Beginner Strings Class


  1. Pay the $40 participation fee through PushCoin
  2. Continue playing over the summer! 

St. Charles Community Unit School District 303