Registration is open for two after-school music programs with the Cascade School of Music. Beginning next week and running through May, the Awesome Afterschool Orchestra is available for third-, fourth- and fifth-graders interested in an introduction to violin and cello. The Awesome Afterschool Band is open to fifth-graders (and some fourth-graders with permission) and provides an introduction to brass and woodwind instruments. The programs culminate in a concert at the Tower Theatre.
The after-school programs were started by the Central Oregon Symphony Association to bolster the number of kids in school orchestra programs. Cascade School of Music began managing the program in September 2011. The orchestra has grown from 25 students to more than 75.
Tuition is $45 per month and some scholarships are available.
To register, www .cascadeschoolofmusic .org or 541-382-6866.
Information: Dillon Schneider, email@example.com, 541-382-6866.