Students at North Allegheny can start playing a musical instrument in the elementary schools. The students play their instruments twice a week; once in a small group lesson consisting of approximately 5 students, and once in a large group ensemble. The large group ensemble combines all students at the same level. Students can join the instrumental program at any time in the elementary school. Students should contact the instrumental instructor at their school for more information.
The string program starts in 3rd grade and continues through 12th grade. Students who wish to play a string instrument can try out in 2nd grade in preparation for the following year.
There are over 1,200 students playing a string instrument in the District. We have eight string specialists that service the students in grades 3-12. There are 7 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, intermediate school and high school.
The students in the elementary meet twice a week; once for a half hour small group lesson consisting of 4-6 students and once for a forty five minute rehearsal in a large ensemble. Middle school meets as a class every other day and High School meets every day as a class.
Please take a moment to check out the concert dates, times and places. If you are interested in playing a string instrument please contact the music teacher at your school.