McM 6th Grade Orchestra

Welcome to 6th Grade Orchestra in Peters Township School District! Sixth grade students at McMurray Elementary have the opportunity to study an orchestra instrument with expert guidance from the Peters Township music faculty.

Sixth grade orchestra students have a weekly, small group lesson, scheduled during the student’s special area class time (art, phys ed, music). Sixth grade orchestra students are also  invited to play in 6th Grade Orchestra rehearsals every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 8:05AM.

The 6th Grade Orchestra curriculum begins with a review of playing techniques covered in the 4th and 5th grade curriculum, and builds from there, covering more sophisticated finger patterns and bowing techniques.

Students are expected to practice weekly and record it in a practice journal. Minimum practice for success is 4-5 days per week for 20 -30 minutes each day.