The major emphasis of this course is to develop student achievement through the study of comparatively simple orchestra literature. The course extends the physical skills necessary to play simple string orchestra music accurately and with good tone quality, increases skills in reading musical notation, and provides additional

opportunities for growth in the understanding of music elements. All students in grades 3-5 all have the opportunity to participate if committed to regular practice.

Participation in music has shown to translate into high achievement in other academic areas. We are committed at Eastman to giving students opportunities to participate in the Arts.