Orchestra Classes


Beginning Orchestra

Beginning Orchestra is available to all 4th, 5th & 6th Grade students in the Mountain Vista feeder area.   In this class, students will learn how to assemble, care for, and begin to play an instrument.  No previous instruction is required.  In orchestra, students can learn to play violin, viola, cello or string bass.


Intermediate Orchestra

Intermediate Orchestra is available to all 4th, 5th & 6th Grade students in the Mountain Vista feeder area.   In this class, students will build on their fundamental skills and learn to play more complex music in a variety of styles.  Previous experience, such as a year of completed beginning orchestra, is required.



Class Options


Classes are offered for each school, but students are welcome to attend any option that best fits their schedules. 



Option 1:  Orchestra at Bear Canyon

Beginning Orchestra: Mondays & every other Friday, 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Intermediate Orchestra: Wednesdays & every other Friday, 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Instructor: Ms. Grachek

Beginning Orchestra starts Sept. 9.

Intermediate Orchestra starts Sept. 11.


Option 2: Orchestra at Copper Mesa

Beginning Orchestra: Tuesdays & every other Friday, 7:25 - 8:25 a.m.

Intermediate Orchestra: Thursdays & every other Friday, 7:25 - 8:25 a.m.

Instructor: Mr. Hamaker 

Intermediate Orchestra starts Sept. 5.

Beginning Orchestra starts Sept. 6.


Option 3: Orchestra at Heritage

Beginning Orchestra: Tuesdays & every other Thursday, 3:40 - 4:40 p.m.

Intermediate Orchestra: Tuesdays & every other Thursday, 3:40 - 4:40 p.m.

Instructor: Mr. Hamaker

Beginning Orchestra starts Sept. 5.

Intermediate Orchestra starts Sept. 10.


Option 4: Orchestra at Northridge

Beginning Orchestra: Wednesdays & every other Friday, 3:35 - 4:35 p.m.

Intermediate Orchestra: Thursdays & every other Friday, 3:35 - 4:35 p.m.

Instructor: Mr. Engel

Intermediate Orchestra starts Sept. 5.

Beginning Orchestra starts Sept. 6.


Option 5: Orchestra at Sand Creek
Beginning Orchestra: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 8:15 - 9:00 a.m.
Intermediate Orchestra: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Instructor: Mr. Shugert
Classes will begin Sept. 5.

Option 6: Orchestra at Summit View

4th Grade Beginning Orchestra: Mondays & Wednesdays, 1:20 - 2:00 p.m.

5th Grade Intermediate Orchestra: Mondays & Wednesdays, 12:10 - 12:50 p.m.

6th Grade Advanced Orchestra: Mondays & Wednesdays, 2:05 - 2:45 p.m.

Instructor: Ms. Benson

Class starts Sept. 9.



Option 7: Platte River Orchestra at Platte River Academy**

Beginning Orchestra: Thursdays, 7:15 - 8:10 a.m. & every other Friday, 3:20 - 4:20 p.m.

Intermediate Orchestra: Thursdays, 3:20 - 4:20 p.m. & every other Friday, 3:20 - 4:20 p.m.

Instructor: Mr. Engel

Classes will begin Sept. 5

**These classes are open to students in Grades 4-8.