Welcome to a new school year!

If you are new to the McKnight Orchestra, a special welcome to you.

Orchestra students will have orchestra starting the first day of school.  Students do NOT need an instrument during the first week of school.  If you are looking to get an instrument from a music store, now is a good time to get properly sized and reserve your instrument.

If you are looking to get an instrument online, please get the instrument from a site that specializes in music instruments.  If you are purchasing an instrument from a site that sells items unrelated to music, or from a vendor linked to a site selling non music items, you will most likely be getting an instrument that will break easily and not play correctly.  This will end up costing more money in the long run.  Feel free to ask me if you have any questions!

Please start getting your concert uniform now so it is ready to go.  All students will need a white shirt with sleeves (either short or long), solid black pants, and solid black shoes.  Please remember that leggings and tights do not count as black pants for a concert.  Students in the 8th grade orchestra have their first concert in October, so please plan ahead!

I'm looking forward to seeing returning students and meeting all of the new ones.  I wish you a wonderful end of summer!


Miss Olsen










A reminder of our dress code for concerts:

       1.  White dress shirt (no t-shirt)      2) Black pants (no leggings, tights, skirts or sweats)      3) Solid black shoes (no white or other color edges or logos)      4) Black or dark colored socks