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The Denver Children's choir is for students in grades 2 - 5. We meet ever Tuesday from 3:30 - 4:30 in the school auditorium. There are two large performances a year in venues like DU's Newman Center. The cost is $10 a month - scholarships are available to all students who need them. Sessions start in September and January.
The Denver Children's Choir is nearly 400 singers ages 7-18 who represent the diverse population of Denver singing in harmony together. Since 1996 the Choir has intentionally and persistently sought Denver children from all walks of life to be a part of its program: children from different cultures, races and religions; children who speak different languages and children from different Denver neighborhoods; children who, if not for the Choir, would not have known each other.
Colorado Honor Band is for students in 4th and 5th grade. The band rehearses every Wednesday from 3:00 - 4:00 in Beach Court auditorium. There are two large performances a year in venues outside of the school. The cost to be in the band and to use an instrument is $20 a month. There are scholarships for all students who need them.
Here is some information about the band from their website:
Our program provides an environment for students ages 9-18 to excel musically, socially, and academically. Our year-round, multi-level curriculum is speciﬁcally designed to guide a beginner-level student from day 1 through the mastery of an instrument upon graduation from high school. Our class schedule is designed to optimize students' learning potential at all levels. We offer multiple locations for beginning- and intermediate-level students and centrally-located instruction for advanced-level students.
Group violin classes through Neighborhood Music Stapleton are available for students in grades 3 - 5. Violin meets every Monday from 3:15 - 4:00 (beginners) and 4:00 - 4:45 (advanced). There are two small, in house concerts every year in our school auditorium. The cost to take group violin lessons and the use of a violin for the year is $20 a month. Scholarships are available for all student who need them.
Here is some information from Neighborhood Music website:
Music truly is the language of the soul. We are a community of music lovers, building relationships through music lessons and education, appreciation and collaboration. At Neighborhood Music, we believe that music should be an integral part of every stage of life. Group lessons have a number of benefits for children who are taking music lessons and can especially help children develop social, personal and technical abilities. The goal for group music lessons at Neighborhood Music is to introduce basic concepts for Violin beginners and to build the foundation for future learning.
Shakespeare Festival Club
This club is available for all students grades 3 - 5. We meet every Thursday after school in the auditorium from 3:00 - 4:00. We will be performing at the Denver Public Schools Shakespeare Festival in Downtown Denver on April 26th, 2019. This program is free.
"The Shakespeare Festival is truly one of Denver's most theatrical and artistic events of the year. It provides our students with a wonderful forum to demonstrate their talent as performers and to have great fun.This event brings out the artist, actor, and leader in each of our kids."
-DPS Superintendant Tom Boasberg