Elementary Band and Orchestra Program

Puyallup community members have enjoyed a long tradition of excellence in the arts. The quality of secondary instrumental programs begins in elementary. Starting in grade five students can begin orchestra or band which takes place before school at the local junior high.

Your student would ride their neighborhood junior high school bus to the junior high school. After their band or orchestra class they would ride a shuttle bus to their elementary school and arrive just before school starts. 

During the first full week of school, September 9-13, 2019, each fifth grade student will receive, in their classroom, an introduction to the beginning band and orchestra program.  Students will be introduced to the instruments that are available for beginning instruction and will receive detailed information about the dates, times and requirements of the class. Information will be sent home with students.

Regional parent rental informational nights are scheduled as follows:

           Region 1 Monday, September 16, 2019 at Emerald Ridge HS 6 pm - 8 pm 
           Region 2 Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at Rogers HS 6 pm - 8 pm 
           Region 3 Thursday, September 19, 2019 at Puyallup HS 6 pm - 8 pm


All beginning band and orchestra classes are scheduled to begin the week of September 23.