Kenosha Unified School District has a longstanding tradition of excellence in fine arts and has had numerous students and student groups recognized at the local, state, national and international levels. We believe an education that includes the arts is critical to the success of our children, and as such, we are committed to maintaining comprehensive arts programming and curriculum for all students.
Music education begins in elementary school. Students may elect to continue their music education from 6th grade through high school in a variety of offerings including band, choir, and orchestra. We strongly encourage those students that choose an instrument from the stringed instrument family to play in their school orchestra through high school.
Opportunities to join the orchestra begin with the 5 week summer orchestra program, offered to elementary students the summer after third grade. Students in the fourth and fifth grade may also join in the summer program. We also provide an opportunity for students to join at the beginning of fourth or fifth grade. Information about our most recent recruitment meeting is on the “For Parents” webpage.