Incoming 6th Grade Orchestra Instrument Selection

Hello future orchestra parents and students! We are so excited that you’re interested in learning to play an instrument in orchestra next year at Cockrill. We can’t wait to meet you!

There are 4 instruments you can choose to play: violin, viola, cello, and bass. Don’t let the size of the instrument deter you from what you choose. They all come in sizes to fit YOU! Short kids can play bass, and tall kids can play violin. Whatever you want to play, we can teach you how to be an awesome musician.

Once you have your elective choice sheet, please put a “1” next to orchestra. Then, start thinking about what kinds of sounds you like. Do you like high sounds? Then the violin or viola might be for you. Do you like low sounds? Then the cello or bass is what you want to play.

**Please do not buy any instrument at this time!** There’s so much information you need to know, and we’ll share that with you when we meet with you. In the meantime, after you’ve selected orchestra on your choice sheet, please sign up for one of our instrument selection dates. You’ll come to Cockrill, meet the directors, and get a chance to try all 4 instruments. Once you’re done, you’ll make a choice as to what you want to play!

Our selection dates are Friday April 8 from 4:30-7:30, and Saturday April 9 from 9:00-1:00. Please sign up below:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0E4EA9AC2CA7FC1-orchestra3

Thank you so much for your interest! Please feel free to contact us with any questions. We can be reached at jpowelson@mckinneyisd.net and cosalazar@mckinneyisd.net. In the meantime, if you want to see our most recent concert, please visit our Youtube channel below.