The Family Literacy Night at John Muir Elementary School was a big success. Families were able to enjoy literacy activities like fun tongue twisters, reading tic-tac-toe, a book fair and a book giveaway.
Elementary Band and Orchestra
About the program
Welcome! Thank you for your interest in Lake Washington School District’s Elementary Band and Orchestra Program.
Participation in the Elementary Band and Orchestra Program is open to all fourth and fifth graders in the Lake Washington School District.
For the 2022-23 school year, we plan to offer the following programs:
- Beginning Band for fourth and fifth grade band students who have no previous experience playing their chosen instrument.
- Beginning Strings for fourth and fifth grade orchestra students who have no previous experience playing their chosen instrument.
- Experienced Band for fourth and fifth grade band students who are experienced playing their chosen instrument.
- Experienced Strings for fourth and fifth grade orchestra students who are experienced playing their chosen instrument.
Locations & registration
Please note that families are responsible for transportation to the band or orchestra site school. Bus transportation will be provided from the elementary band or orchestra site school to the elementary school students attend.
Elementary band and orchestra is not held on non-school days, including late starts or emergency closures.
There is no fee to participate in LWSD’s elementary band or orchestra, however students will need to provide their own instrument. The main cost will be renting an instrument.
For families where cost might be a barrier to participation, program sites have a limited amount of instruments available for rent. Families that qualify for free/reduced lunch are given first priority. Please contact the band or orchestra coordinator at your student’s assigned site if you have any questions regarding instrument rentals.
Lake Washington School District has a strong and active middle school band program, with classes for everyone from beginners to students with years of experience.
See and hear band and orchestra instruments
Learn about elementary instrumental music