Elementary Strings


Elementary StrinG PROGRAM

Our elementary program covers grades 4th-6th and is where students first start off on Violin, Viola, or Cello. In 4th grade students are given the opportunity to try one of these instruments and learn the fundamentals of instrumental playing. Students are also given performance opportunities throughout the year in our annual winter and spring concerts.

In addition to the classroom setting, students can also participate in our weekly String’s Nights class that take place after school at Jellick Elementary from 4-6pm in the multi-purpose room. Students who performance exceeds class standards have the opportunity to participate in the Elementary Honor Orchestra.


The Rowland Unified School District will begin collecting instruments during the month of May. Students who are using a district instrument are required to return that instrument to their music teacher on the specified day listed for their school below.

Friday, May 10 Rorimer, Shelyn, & Ybarra

Monday, May 13 Northam, Villacorta, & Yorbita

Tuesday, May 14 Hollingworth & Oswalt

Wednesday, May 15 Blandford, Hurley, & Jellick

Thursday, May 16 Killian, Rowland El., Telesis

To students and parents,

The end of the school year is approaching in we have begun to plan for the 2019-20 school year of music education. Music classes are separated as follows:

General Music (choir and recorder) - Grades 4, 5, & 6

Instrumental Strings (violin, viola, and cello) - Grades 4, 5, & 6

Instrumental Band (clarinet, flute, saxophone, trumpet, and trombone) - Grades 5 & 6

Current 3rd-5th grade students can register onlineAt their school websiteOr on the district website until May 3,2019. Students who do not complete the music class selection form by Friday, May 3 will be placed in the next available class.

Students to choose the playing instrument are encouraged to stay with the same instrument as long as possible to gain the necessary skills to be a better instrumentalist. Students who successfully enroll in music class of choice are expected to stay in that class for the remainder of the school year unless class sizes are too large or too little to be sustainable. Students will be moved to another music class that has room at their school site.

Parents and students who require help may contact the Elementary Education office at 626-632-0480 if there are any questions regarding music program.