The School #39 string program is open to all 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students (with parental permission). String students receive a weekly 30 minute group lesson during the school day. All string students are encouraged to perform with the School #39 String Orchestra for our December and June school concerts. More advanced string students are invited to participate in the All-City String Orchestra Concert held each April at Wilson Foundation Academy.
Instrument rental is available through the school for a very reasonable annual fee (based on family income). The current RCSD instrument rental fees are as follows: (The fee covers the entire school year.)
$25. Regular fee
$15. Fee for students who qualify for reduced lunch
$10. Fee for students who qualify for free lunch
Beginning string students also purchase a lesson book which is theirs to keep:
Essential Elements 2000 plus DVD for Strings - Book 1 (current price $9.00)
Many of our School #39 graduates continue their string training after elementary school. School of the Arts (by audition) and East High School (no audition required) offer excellent string programs.
Questions may be directed to Mrs. Jody Thomas / String Teacher