• Welcome to the Oakland Public Schools String Orchestra:


    The string orchestra program in the Oakland Public Schools strives to develop and challenge each student to reach their full musical potential through dynamic and enriching lessons and performances. Our program functions as a pull-out elective where students meet for small group lessons and a full rehearsal once a week. 

    The orchestra features violin, viola, and cello. Students may elect to start their orchestra experience in 4th grade and continue through their 8th grade year. Anyone is eligible and encouraged to join the orchestra program, regardless of musical background. A primary goal of the orchestra is to reach all students and help them discover their gifts and talents. 

    The Oakland Public Schools greatly value our arts programs, and encourage all students to participate. The arts are an important part of a balanced education, and we greatly appreciate your continued support!