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 2020

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

Instrument Selection

In lieu of our traditional Placement Nights, which were unfortunately cancelled this year, Mrs. Griffey is creating an online experience for prospective Orchestra students to learn more about our program and the instruments therein.

All students who registered for Orchestra should have received an invitation to join a Google Classroom, where more information will be shared. This invitation was sent to your PSD email student account, so please check there! If you did not receive an email and would like to participate in our Orchestra Online Placement Experience, you can email Mrs. Griffey directly to request to join the Google Classroom.


May -June 2020

Once each student's instrument preferences have been received after completing the Online Placement Experience, Mrs. Griffey will begin to assess instrumentation balance for the incoming class and then send confirmation emails to every student. This email will also contain much more information about Summer Music, instrument rental, supply lists, and more.

July 20 - August 7, 2020

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.


Kinard Core Knowledge Middle School
Fort Collins, CO



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