Students in Grades 4-6 participate in a weekly orchestra program led by Key to Joy Music. By participating in an orchestra program, students develop skills such as note reading, ability to play an instrument at a beginning level, self-discipline, concentration, teamwork, and responsibility. It is also a means of self-expression and communication. The orchestra program integrates into our music curricula and rounds out our students’ experience. Students choose one of four instruments: flute, trumpet, clarinet or violin, in the first semester of their 4th grade year, and then concentrate on that instrument through the remainder of their 4th grade year through graduation in 6th grade. The year is culminated with a spring orchestra performance.