Dear Floyd Middle School Orchestra families,
I welcome you to the 2019-2020 school year, and I am so excited that you and your child have chosen to participate in orchestra!
The purpose of the orchestra program is to give students an understanding of, and an appreciation for, music. In addition to music, students learn self-discipline, problem- solving, goal-setting, self-expression, memory skills, concentration, poise, enhanced physical coordination, high self-esteem, and the importance of teamwork—skills in great demand in almost every aspect of life. Like all the arts, music has a profound effect on the academic success of students. Orchestra students are expected to develop a sense of pride and respect for the orchestra. Orchestra students will be able to take advantage of musical performances and evaluations throughout the year.
As a parent or guardian you can help your child succeed by attending concerts, encouraging practice at home (and providing a space conducive to practicing), and supporting your child as they learn the complexities of playing a stringed instrument. Along with attending concerts and events, you can be involved in other ways as well (volunteering, chaperoning, assisting with fundraisers, etc.). I am very thankful for any support you can provide and hope we can make some awesome music during this school year!
Director of Orchestras