Welcome to GCES Band, Strings, and Chorus 2020 - 2021

Sun, 09/06/2020 - 11:23am

HCPSS Elementary Performing Arts Opportunities Band ~ Orchestra ~ Chorus

It’s a great time for your child to participate in the performing arts!

  • ●  Learn to play an instrument and/or sing

  • ●  Engage live and build relationships with peers and teachers

  • ●  Build a healthy, productive, and fun routine

  • ●  Does not conflict with other synchronous classes

  • ●  Develop a passion for music

  • ●  Emotional, social, and kinesthetic benefits

  • ●  Sign up for band, orchestra, and/or chorus online!

    GCES Music Parent Info Session ~ Wednesday September 9, 6pm ~ Google Meet Code: GCESMusic

  • Options for Every Child


Orchestra (Strings)



Who can participate

3rd, 4th, and 5th Graders

4th and 5th Graders

4th and 5th Graders

Participation options

Learn a string instrument

● Choose from violin, viola,

cello, or bass

Learn a woodwind, brass, or percussion instrument

● Choose from flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, percussion & more

Learn to sing

Synchronous & Asynchronous Instruction

2 live 25-minute lessons a week

2 live 25-minute lessons a week

1 live 25-minute lesson a week

Students can participate in up to two (2) ensembles - band AND chorus; or orchestra AND chorus; but NOT band AND orchestra. Students can also choose just one ensemble.

What will your child learn? Creativity and Expression Problem Solving Skills
Critical Thinking

Teamwork and Responsibility Performance and Presentation Time Management

Questions? Contact the GCES Music Team:

Many Styles of Music
Fine Motor Skills
Intrinsic Motivation and Confidence Cultural Awareness
Attention to Detail and Precision And so much more!

Strings Teacher - Mr. Diener Michael_Diener@hcpss.org

Band Teacher - Mrs. Pretzello Natalie_Pretzello@hcpss.org

Chorus Teacher - Ms. Styer Claire_Styer@hcpss.org

Chorus Teacher - Ms. Shrader Joy_Shrader@hcpss.org

Strings Website                      Band Website