Redmond, Wash. – The Lake Washington School District (LWSD) Board of Directors has selected Dr. Jon Holmen to be the next Lake Washington School District Superintendent. They announced their decision on Monday, March 23, 2020.

Redmond, Wash. – The Lake Washington School District has been following guidance from Public Health in an effort to stay open as long as possible. In light of the current information shared today by our elected officials, we believe it is time to plan for alternative ways to serve our community and families. 

In collaboration with our School Board of Directors and our Lake Washington Education Association, we have made the decision to close all schools from March 12 through March 27, and re-evaluate any further closures during that time. 

In light of today’s news about a King County resident’s death related to the Coronavirus (or COVID-19), and that additional cases are anticipated, we wanted to reach out to share what Lake Washington School District (LWSD) is doing to monitor and prepare for a potential increase in frequency of the Coronavirus in our schools.  



    Elementary Band and Orchestra

    Elementary band and orchestra


    LWSD offers comprehensive Elementary Band and Orchestra instruction for students in fourth and fifth grades. Participation in the program is open to all fourth and fifth graders in the Lake Washington School District and is offered before the elementary school day begins. See your Elementary Band or Orchestra school site for details.

    We offer the following programs:

    • First Year Band and Strings (for fourth and fifth grade students)
    • Second Year Band and Strings (for fifth grade students who took First Year Strings or Band)

    Locations & Information

    Each school has an assigned location for elementary orchestra and band. Locations are based on the school the student attends, including full-time Quest sites.


    Please note families are responsible for transportation to the band or orchestra site school. Bus transportation will be provided from the site school to your home elementary school. 

    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. 

    Register for Elementary Band and Orchestra

    Registration is now closed for the 2019-20 school year.

    See and Hear Band and Orchestra Instruments

    Contact Information

    Please see your Elementary Band or Orchestra school site/flyer for contact information (see Locations & Information for links).