Band & Orchestra Try-Outs

Preparations are underway for Elkhart Community Schools beginning band and orchestra program!  Any student presently in Grade 5 or 6 will have the opportunity to try out instruments at the Elkhart Community School’s Instrumental Music try-outs in April! 

Watch the Introductory video below to see how YOU can become a member of next year’s EXCITING Beginning Band or Orchestra!


The following steps will help you navigate the sign-up process:

  1. Choosing an instrument.
    Click HERE to view videos of each instrument, you should select three you would like to try!Group of students with instruments
  2. Registration Form
    • Please select the band or orchestra links below to sign up!
  3. Try-Out Sessions will be scheduled in advance. Please select the band or orchestra appointment buttons below to register for your date and time.
    • Dates for this year’s Beginning Band and Orchestra Tryouts:
      • For more information on how to sign your child up for band and orchestra please contact the middle school.
  4. Summer Beginning Band & Orchestra Classes:
      • Scroll down to the bottom of this page for more information on the program!

Try-Out Appointment:
Select the band or orchestra button for your future middle school
to choose your three favorite instruments and sign up for Try-Outs.

Pierre Moran Band Tuesday, April 19th-5:00-7:30 p.m. Pierre Moran Cafeteria
Pierre Moran Orchestra  Tuesday, April 12th-5:00-7:30 p.m. Pierre Moran Cafeteria
West Side Band Wednesday, April 13th-5:00-7:30 pm West Side Cafeteria
West Side Orchestra Wednesday, April 20th-5:00-7:30 pm West Side Cafeteria
North Side Band Thursday, April 21st-5:00-7:30 p.m. North Side Cafeteria
North Side Orchestra Thursday, April 14th-5:00-7:30 p.m. North Side Cafeteria

6th Grade Band will start on Monday, August 29th, 2022



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Instrument Rental & Purchase Options:

Select this link to learn about renting or purchasing an instrument for your student.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

Select this link to get some answers to frequently asked questions.

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Meet your Teacher:
Select this link to learn about your band or orchestra teacher.

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Why Learn to Play Music:

Select this link to learn more about the benefits of learning to play music.

Summer beginning Band and Orchestra classes:

Once you have participated in band or orchestra try-outs and have decided on what instrument you want to play, we welcome you to join us for the beginning band and orchestra classes this summer!

Elkhart Community Schools will provide a summer instruction program designed to adequately introduce your child to their instrument in a group session before the start of school. The dates of this year’s summer music program will be July 6th-29th.  The summer program is highly recommended for participation in Beginning Band or Orchestra.  During the summer, students begin in small group lessons, by instrument, for an hour of instruction each day.  We have found that the students who participate in the summer program are much better prepared when the full group meets for the first time in September.

Dates: July 6 – 29, teacher workday July 1, 2022

Location: TBD

$75 ($25 for students who are approved for free and reduced lunches )

  • 8:00: Flute & Trumpet; Violin
  • 9:00: Baritone & Clarinet; Viola
  • 10:00: Sax & Trombone; Cello & Bass
  • 11:00: Percussion; Violin