Strings: Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass

Click on the link for information about the South Arlington Strings Festival and Pyramid Concert.  South Arlington pyramid concert (1)

Wakefield Orchestra Pyramid Concert

at Wakefield High School on Wednesday,  April 3, 2019.

Our 5th grade students and some 4th grade students will play in a huge orchestra with many APS elementary schools.

We will hear an orchestra made up of 3 middle schools:   Gunston, Thomas Jefferson and Kenmore.We will hear the Wakefield High School Orchestra.

5th grade orchestra students need to arrive at Wakefield High School BY 4:45 on Wednesday, April 3, 2018.  (Parents return for the concert.)

We will rehearse until 6:30 PM. Short break will occur from 6:30- 7:00 for snacks.

You can bring a snack and drink.

Please eat dinner before you arrive.

The concert will begin promptly at 7:00 PM.

Students and families  stay until the end of the concert, at approximately 8:30 PM.

We will perform in the Wakefield auditorium at 7:00 PM.

Families are responsible for their own transportation to Wakefield High School.

Please take your students to the main entrance of Wakefield High School, 1325 S. Dinwiddie Street, Entrance #1.

Students should arrive by 4:45 PM. Students may bring a small snack to eat between the rehearsal and the concert.

Concert dress is white shirt  and black pants/skirts. Black shoes please.What are we paying?  Fiddlin’ Around, First Finger Pachelbel, Pepperoni Pizza Rock

All music is on Canvas in the MODULE Called Pyramid Concert.  Looking forward to a fun concert!! Kristin.Gomez@APSVA.US

Click for the 2018/2019 Strings Class Schedule:

Abingdon Strings Schedule 2018:2019

Click for Instrument Rental Information:

Abingdon Elementary School Strings Program

String Instrument Rental Form:

String Instrument Rental Abingdon


5th grade

The award-winning Arlington Public Schools Strings Program starts in the 4th grade and continues with middle and high school Orchestra.  In addition to our school orchestra programs, we have outstanding county orchestras:  Junior Honors Orchestra (4th – 6th graders) and Honors Orchestra (7th and 8th graders).  Students may also audition to participate in numerous chamber music opportunities as well as District and State events.

Information about Abingdon Elementary School Strings

Band Teacher for 4th and 5th Grade:  James Pratte:

Strings Teacher:  Kristin Gomez:

  • All 4th grade students take either Suzuki-based group violin, viola, cello or bass lessons.  They may also take Band.  5th graders continue strings and band instruments.  All 4th and 5th grade students study instrumental music.
  • Classes meet in 2018/2019 for 30 minutes twice per week.
  • Students rent string instruments from Abingdon Elementary School for the annual fee of $5.00.  Please do not buy an instrument for your child without first consulting a strings teacher.
  • Books and folders are provided by Abingdon.  Please be sure to return the books at the end of the school year.
  • Some after-school rehearsals may be organized during the year.
  • Goals of the Strings Program
  • Instrument Rental Form


Great bow hand!!!