Music at Kimberlin


Strings students performing for Tony Romo

strings students playing for Tony Romo and wife

Select advanced strings students performed for Dallas Cowboys quarterback, Tony Romo and his wife at a fundraiser event for Just Say Yes!  A nonprofit organization educating and empowering to say YES to their dreams and goals. 

KAE orchestra program

 The Kimberlin String Program is designed for 4th and 5th-students desiring to play violin, viola, cello, string bass, or harp. Students need no prior musical training to enroll in group classes varying in size from 10 to 30 students depending on scheduling. Lessons are provided weekly during the special activities block of the regular school day. Kimberlin Advanced Strings proudly boasts earning consistent Sweepstake ratings at Sandy Lake Funfest. Kimberlin Strings has also received many Best in Class trophies throughout the years.  Currently 112 students participate in the KAE orchestra program.

Please contact Program Director, Judy Pruitt, for more information.

Ensemble Plays at GISD Magnet Fair

Four fifth grade students played their instruments at the Garland ISD Magnet Fair at the Curtis Culwell Center. They played as prospective students and their parents visited with the principals. The strings program is unique to the academies at the elementary level.   

Students play string instruments as bystanders listen.

A student teaches the SRO how to play the cello.

 Strings 150 Day Practice Club

To earn membership in the 150 Day Practice Club students are encouraged to set their goal of 150 days of practice by doing quality practice by a set spring date. Strings students accomplishing this feat are rewarded with a "side by side concert" with Garland High School Honors Orchestra. Elementary students sit next to a high school student and observe their music as they perform. The concert ends with elementary and high school students playing a song together. The trip is highlighted by a visit to a local pizza restaurant before returning to school.

Every six weeks the students are given pages to track their practice time. They should be returned to the strings teacher weekly. Get a printable version here.

Awesome orchestra resources

The Garland Symphony Orchestra's website: all 4th-grade students attend a Garland Symphony Orchestra concert each year.

The Dallas Symphony is a great source of information. See and hear every instrument; listen to examples from different composers; play music memory, music theory, and music history games.

The New York Philharmonic Orchestra is probably the best orchestra site for children on the internet today. (Many games, viewing, and listening opportunities)


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