Welcome to Kinard Middle School's Orchestra Program!

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you and to thank you for choosing Kinard Core Knowledge as your Middle School! Here at Kinard we are very proud of our Music program and we value Music as one of the Core Subjects taught at our school. All students entering 6th grade at Kinard will participate in either Choir, Band, or Orchestra for the full year. This page is designed to give students planning to attend Kinard next year more information about the Orchestra program. Please do not hesitate to contact me, Mrs. Griffey, if you have any further questions about the Orchestra program. I look forward to meeting you soon!

 - Mrs. Leanne M. Griffey, Orchestra Director



January/February 2021

Register for Orchestra on your course registration form received from your elementary school.

Instrument Selection

April 5 or 6 2021

 All incoming sixth grade students should attend one of our Placement Events where they will have the opportunity to try all four of the Orchestra string instruments! Students will be led through a guided experience by local private music instructors as well as listen to a short demonstration of each instrument and have an opportunity to ask questions. 

At the end of the event, students will turn in their "score card" to Mrs. Griffey to indicate their instrument preference.

In order to maintain safety protocols, masks must be worn and students must sign-up for their Placement Event. Specific times and sign-up instructions will be emailed in March to all students registered for Orchestra.


May 2021

After the Placement Events, Mrs. Griffey will review the students' "score cards" for instrument choice and assess instrumentation balance for the incoming class. Mrs. Griffey will then send confirmation emails to every student. This email will also contain information about Summer Music, instrument rental, supply lists, and more.

July 19 - August 6, 2021*

Once you have received your confirmation email, you should register for PSD's Summer Music program!

Registration will soon be available via SCHOOLPAY.

For more information, please visit the PSD Summer Music website.

*Please click here to read PSD's statement about Summer Music in 2021.


Kinard Core Knowledge Middle School
Fort Collins, CO



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