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.

Students and families are made aware of this opportunity in two important settings:

  1. Students are encouraged to "play test" instruments at their elementary school. Each fifth grade class will be scheduled for 30 minutes according to the schedule below. This begins on Thursday, September 6 with Mountain View, Northwood, and Stewart.
  2. Families will be invited to attend regional informational meetings at their local high school (although they could attend any meeting). These meetings include:
  • Thursday, September 13 at PHS from 5 - 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 18 at RHS from 5 - 8 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 19 at ERHS from 5 - 8 p.m.


Elementary band and orchestra try out dates