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.
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)
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.
Registration is now closed for the 2019-20 school year.
Please see your Elementary Band or Orchestra school site/flyer for contact information (see Locations & Information for links).