5/6 Orchestra meets on Mondays at 7:45am in Room 113A and is directed by Mr. Ben Green. 5/6 Orchestra is open to any fifth or sixth grader who currently plays a string instrument. Students who wish to begin an instrument in 5th or 6th grade will participate in beginning band sectionals first before performing with the 5/6 Orchestra.
5/6 Orchestra is a co-curricular program. Students are graded on a letter scale: O = Outstanding, S = Satisfactory, and U = Unsatisfactory. Rehearsal attendance, sectional attendance, participation, and attitude are the contributing factors to students' grades.
Sectionals refer to small group instruction that occur during the day on Monday. Sectionals are based on a rotating schedule so that students do not miss too much of one class. Below is an example of the schedule: