School Programs: In-School Resources
Spokane Symphony SEED ENSEMBLES
(Symphony Ensembles for Education):
Invite the musicians into your school! Ensembles representing the four Instrument Families give interactive, inspirational performances in elementary schools, introducing the instruments and reinforcing musical terms and concepts in EALRs for Music. A booking includes two back-to-back performances of about 40 minutes each. Ideal audience size is 80 students; however, efforts will be made to accommodate larger groups if necessary.
Riverside Trio ~ The focus of this groupís program is on musical form, styles, pitch, and emotion in music, with an introduction to the instruments. The string trio includes violin, viola and cello.
Stradivarius Quintet ~ Meet the Stradivarius Family at their woodworking shop, learn about string instruments Ė the sounds they make and how they work, and hear a string quintet, including two violins, viola, cello and bass.
Brass Quintet ~ Learn about how brass instruments work as students enjoy familiar and fun music performed by two trumpets, trombone, French horn, and tuba.
Woodwind Quintet ~ These instruments may not be as familiar but itís very interesting to explore the sounds and wonderful blends created by oboe, flute, bassoon, clarinet and French horn in this interactive program.
Men in Black 4 (Percussion) ~ Travel around the world to see and hear different rhythms from different countries. Learn about all the percussion instruments and how they are played. Fee of $150.00
Photo courtesy of Kathy Meredith, Evergreen Elementary
MUSIC RESOURCE BOXES
These boxes were created by teachers and are full of aids to assist you in presenting MUSIC to your students. Box themes are:
- Primary Music Box: videos, DVDs, books, cassettes, instrument flash cards, puppets, and rhythm instruments
- American and World Music Box: books, videos, CDs, cassette/guide, and CD-ROM for MacIntosh
- Composers Music Box: books, videos, CDs, CD/guide
- Musical Instruments Box: books, videos, book/CD set, CD-ROM for MacIntosh, instruments, musical instruments learning cards.
Boxes may be borrowed for up to 3 weeks. All boxes require a refundable damage deposit of $25.00. Only the Primary Box has a nominal fee of $10.00. These boxes are a wonderful resource for teaching music to your students. Reserve yours now by contacting Janet Napoles
YMEP (Young Musicians Education Programs)
String musicians from the Spokane Symphony coach more than 700 students in school ensembles at 7 high schools and 9 middle schools in the