#GISD Always Connected

Strings students and parents can check their Canvas platform for information from Ms. Broyles on how to connect with her virtually during this time. Click on her name to email her directly.  


Student teaching her mom to play the harp
Strings student teaching his mom to play viola

The Kimberlin String Program is designed for 4th and 5th grade students wishing to play violin, viola, cello, string bass, or harp.

Students need no prior musical training to enroll in group classes ranging in size from 10 to 30 students. Lessons are given weekly during the special activities block of the school day.

Advanced strings students with Sandy Lake Fun Fest trophy

Kimberlin Advanced Strings proudly boasts earning Sweepstake ratings at Sandy Lake Funfest.

Kimberlin Strings has also received many Best in Class trophies throughout the years. This year 91 students perform in the KAE orchestra program.

Please contact Program Director, Emily Broyles, for more information.

Students perform for retired teachers

On December 10th, 2019 a select group of fifth grade orchestra students went to First Baptist Church of Garland to perform for the GISD Retired Teacher Luncheon. After the performance, members of the group gave lessons on how to play their instrument to some of the teachers. A great time was had by all. 

student teaches fingering on the violin
students perform on stage

Orchestra resources

Students practicing the cello.

All 4th-grade students attend a Garland Symphony Orchestra concert each year. The Garland Symphony Orchestra's website is an awesome resource.

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

The New York Philharmonic Orchestra is one of the best orchestra sites for children on the internet today. (Many games, viewing, and listening sites)