The Lake Washington School District provides group instrumental music instruction for all 4th and 5th graders. The goals of this program are to introduce the student to performing music on an instrument, working within a group of other musicians, and help them progress to performing groups at the Middle School and Senior High level. The Redmond Region instrumental music programs have been very successful for several years, and we hope you and your child will choose to take part in this exciting and beneficial program.

Orchestra classes meet before school at Clara Barton Elementary with Ms. Chen and Mrs. Dolgaya. The students will be bussed to their elementary schools after class.

For more information about the elementary orchestra program, please contact
Irene Chen at Rockwell Elementary: [email protected]


Rehearsal Schedule

2018-2019 Weekly Rehearsal Schedule

       Level 1 - Beginners (4th graders or 5th graders who have never played before)

Classes are before school from 7:40-8:20am on Mondays and Wednesdays (for violin and viola),
Wednesdays and Fridays (for cello). All classes are held at Clara Barton Elementary.

       Level 2 (mostly 5th graders who have completed at least one year of instruction)

Classes are on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 7:40-8:20am in the Clara Barton Elementary


Concert Schedule

2018-19 Concert Schedule (concerts are held at Redmond Middle School at 7pm)

    Wednesday, December 12, 2018 7:00pm at Redmond Middle School

    Wednesday, March 6, 2019 7:00pm at Redmond Middle School

    Wednesday, March 22, 2019 Our final orchestra concert - 7:00 pm at Redmond Middle School.

Thanks so much!
Irene Chen
Music Specialist | Orchestra/Choir Director