COVID-19 School Closure Update
COVID-19 School Closure UpdateAll ECASD schools will be closed at the end of Monday, March 16.  Details have been sent to families through Skyward.  That message may be found at www.ecasd.us/COVID-19.


For more information about At-Home Learning and other resources, go here: https://www.ecasd.us/District/At-Home-Learning

  • (715) 852-5200


2020-2021 Beginning String Meetings

Parents and current 5th grade students may attend a meeting at ANY school that is most convenient for them.

February 4, 2020, Tuesday, 6:30 pm - South Middle School
February 10, 2020, Monday, 6:30 pm - South Middle School
February 13, 2020, Thursday, 6:30 pm - DeLong Middle School
February 25, 2020, Tuesday, 6:30 pm - Northstar Middle School

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Summer Orchestra Schedule

2020 Summer Lesson Schedule

Your child may attend ANY school for Summer Orchestra. Whatever time or location is most convenient for you and your child.

 

6th Grade Summer Orchestra Dates:

Link to registration: 6th GRADE ONLINE REGISTRATION
Lesson days: 
June 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 25, 29  July 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30
Time DeLong Northstar South
8:00-8:45 am   Cello Cello
9:00-9:45 am   Violin
Viola
Violin
Viola
10:00-10:45 am   Violin
Viola
Violin
Viola
11:00-11:45 am   Bass Make-ups
12:00-12:45 pm Violin
Viola
   
1:00-1:45 pm Violin
Viola
   
2:00-2:45 pm Cello    
3:00-3:45 pm Make-ups    

Please complete and return Registration Form at the orchestra meeting, or fill out our online registration form, email, mail or fax form to your orchestra teacher by the first Friday in March.
 
Rose Moua: South and DeLong
715-852-4928
Email
Jacob Puccio Northstar and South
715-852-5257
Email
 

7th & 8th Grade/High School Summer Orchestra Dates:

All 7th & 8th graders meet at either Memorial or North for summer orchestra
Link to: 7/8th GRADE ONLINE REGISTRATION
Lesson Days: July 21, 22, 28
Time Memorial North
8:00-9:30 am Cello
Viola
 
9:30-11:00 am Violin
Bass
 
12:30-2:00 pm   Cello
Viola
2:00-3:30 pm   Violin
Bass
 
July 29
**This final day is different from the other 7/8th grade days.
Time Memorial North
8:00-11:00 am Large Group  
12:30-3:30 pm   Large Group


High School Summer Orchestra Schedule

Link to: HIGHSCHOOL ONLINE REGISTRATION
Time Memorial
July 21
Memorial
July 22
North
July 21
North
July 22
8:00-9:00 am     Cello
Viola
Symphony
Orchestra
9:00-10:00 am     Large
group
Large
group
10:00-11:00 am     Violin
Bass
Concert
Orchestra
12:30-1:30pm Cello
Viola
Symphony
Orchestra
   
1:30-2:30 pm Large
group
Large 
group
   
2:30-3:30 pm Violin
Bass
Concert
Orchestra
   

Please contact Soma Pierce-Smit with any questions regarding summer Orchestra
Soma Pierce-Smit
Summer Orchestra Coordinator
715-852-6364
Email

 

Beginning Orchestra


 Welcome to ECASD Orchestra!

What is Orchestra?
Middle School Orchestra is a place for students of all abilities who want to play violin, viola, cello, bass, or harp. We play classical music, movie soundtracks, fiddle tunes, folk songs, multicultural music, blues, jazz, and rock. If you love the sound of strings and want to learn a variety of music, join orchestra!
 
How do I join?
When you register for 6th grade, choose “Orchestra” as your music elective. If you are registered for the wrong music class, please contact the school you will be attending next year.
  • DeLong: 715-852-4903
  • Northstar: 715-852-5102
  • South: 715-852-5202
If you were able to attend one of our beginner meetings, please turn in the paper registration form or complete the online registration form below.
If you missed our beginner meetings, please contact your orchestra teacher for more information.

What happens next?
  • We will be contacting you if we cannot accommodate your first choice of instrument or summer lesson time. Otherwise, assume that you will have your first choice!
  • In March and April, check out your renting and purchasing options at recommended music stores.
  • In May, rent or purchase an instrument. (See below for locations.)
  • In June or July, come to summer lessons if you have NO experience or very little! Almost all orchestra students will be at summer lessons.
  • School instruments will be checked out at the start of summer lessons to families with financial need.

Orchestra Instrument Choices
Violin: Smallest instrument, highest sound, most familiar, also called fiddle. We need lots of violin players!
Viola: Looks like a violin, but sounds lower. Small and easy to carry.
Cello: Low sound, mellow tone. More expensive to rent.
Bass: Lowest sound, most versatile. Very large! Limited instruments available.
Harp: Very limited instruments available, must take private lessons.
 
Where to get an instrument:

Local businesses:
Eisenbarth         715-838-0988  http://eisenbarthviolin.com/Rental%20Program.dwt.asp
Eckroth Music   715-514-3139  www.eckroth.com/t-eauclaire.aspx
Offbeats Violins 715-579-3016 http://www.offbeatsviolinstudio.com/sales-and-rentals.html
Schmitt Music    715-832-5564 https://www.schmittmusic.com/stores/eau-claire/

Online businesses:
Johnson String Instrument https://www.johnsonstring.com/
Shar Music http://www.sharmusic.com/
Southwest Strings http://www.swstrings.com/
Stringworks http://www.stringworks.com/