5th Grade Orchestra

5th Grade Orchestra is offered as an after-school program to all fifth graders in the district. Students meet twice a week at River Bluff Middle School for large group ensemble rehearsal.

In 5th grade orchestra, students are introduced to playing violin, viola, cello, or bass and learn the basics of their instrument as well as music reading.


Questions? email erika.meyer@stoughton.k12.wi.us Orchestra Director

Registration for the 2024-25 school year closes Sept. 14 2024

Needed Materials

  • Instrument of proper size and in good playing condition
  • Sound Innovations for String Orchestra Bk 1 (Blue Cover)
  • Rosin
  • Violins/Violas: Shoulder Rest
  • Cellos/Basses: Rock Stop
  • Soft Cleaning Cloth
  • Pencil
  • Music Stand for home practice

*Financial assistance is available for students who need help obtaining an instrument or supplies. Please contact Mrs. Meyer for more information.

Weekly Schedule

5th graders will meet on Mondays and Thursdays on normal school days from 3:00-4:00pm at River Bluff Middle School. 

*Please note that bus transportation is provided from the elementary schools to River Bluff. Students will need to arrange their own transportation home at 4pm from River Bluff. 

Important Dates

  • May Concert, Date: TBA: 5-8th Grade Orchestra Concert, 7 pm, Stoughton High School Performing Arts Center

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