Elementary 5th Grade District Orchestra Information

            Instruments from the school will be for cello and bass only.  Everyone else needs to acquire an instrument from a local music store.  Email me if you’re having trouble getting a suitable instrument, I may have a small number of instruments not rented by 4th graders.

            Orchestra rehearsal is every Tuesday and Thursday after school from 2:30 to 3:35pm at Clarence Center Elementary School.  Bus transportation will be provided.  Please fill out and return the attached permission slip.

            Every student should be at every rehearsal even if he or she forgets an instrument on that day.  Orchestra is an integral part of your child’s musical education; choosing to participate means you accept the responsibility to an active member of the ensemble.  Lessons only are not an option. If you have an extenuating circumstance, please send me a note and we’ll try and work it out.


    Please mark your calendars and observe the use of commas :^)  email me if you're not sure!

    Rehearsals: at Clarence Center Elementary

    First Rehearsal: Thursday Sept. 24, 2019

    September 24,26

    October 1,3,8,10,15,17,22,24,29, (No Orchestra 31)

    November 7,12,14,19,21 (no rehearsal 5, 26th)

    December 3,5,10,17,19 (conferences are the 12th)

    January 2,7 is a dress rehearsal at CHS, 9, 16, 23, 28, 30 (No rehearsal 14,21)

    February 4,6,11,13,25,27

    March 3,5,10,12,17,19,24,26, (no rehearsal 31)

    April 2,7,21,23,28,30 is Dress rehearsal at CMS (No rehearsal 9, run out concert to Montabaur Heights on the 21st)

    May 5, 14,21,28 

    June 2= side by side with the 6th graders at CMS. June 4 is final rehearsal at CC, ice cream party.

    All Concerts listed below involve ALL students from the District Orchestra. Please mark your calendar so we have no conflicts!

    Please teach your children about honor and commitment by putting the concert on your calendar, and not scheduling that Underwater Basket-weaving practice on the same day.  Missing one or two members of the ensemble seriously compromises the ability of the orchestra to perform.


    • Wednesday January 8th: Ledgeview Concert with the District Orchestra at CHS, 7PM
    • Tuesday January 21st: Sheridan Hill Concert with the District Orchestra at CHS, 7PM
    • Thursday May 7th: Harris Hill Concert with the District Orchestra at CMS, 7PM
    • Tuesday May 12th : Clarence Center Concert with the District Orchestra at CMS, 7PM
    • Monday June 8th: Beginners’ Concert, CMS 7PM is OPTIONAL for students wishing to perform a solo or in a small group.


    I’m looking forward to an excellent year with you this year!  Contact me if you have any questions: jieda@clarenceschools.org  407-9175 (but I’m in 4 buildings so email me)



    Mr. Ieda          

    2017-18 Concert Pieces

    Cut and Paste the following for recordings of our Winter Concert Music.

    Airplane: http://www.kendormusic.com/mp3/8/8106.mp3