• Bethel Arts Education

    In Bethel, we have tremendous support for the arts, and place a great value in the importance of music in a well-rounded education for students of all ages. We strongly believe in giving every student the opportunity to grow as a musician, and many students learn to play an instrument in either the band or orchestra as part of their experience in elementary, middle, and high school. This journey can begin in grade five.

Welcome to Orchestra!

  • "Whenever I listen to a children’s orchestra, I learn. They feel everything, they enjoy everything, they have amazing energy.” — Gustavo Dudamel

    Fifth grade orchestra is a student-centered experience where students learn from highly qualified teachers and from one another. Beginning orchestra students enjoy a community-centered environment which celebrates diversity, fosters higher-level thinking skills, strengthens social-emotional skills, and has fun learning and creating music in an ensemble setting! 

    What to Expect in Beginning Orchestra:

    • Orchestra students will meet 2 or 3 times per week during the school day at their home school.

    • In our model, students will learn with others beginning on their same instrument, and have the opportunity to play with students learning other instruments.

    • Students will develop discipline and confidence as they engage in focused instruction on their instrument.

    • Students will experience joy and satisfaction through the process of learning and performing music.

Orchestra Instrument Demo Videos

5th Grade Instrumental Music Sign-Up

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Ted Brown Music Instrument Rental

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    Ted Brown Music Rental Information

    Visit us in-store or online at tedbrownmusic.com

    • Local, family owned company in business since 1931
    • Free pickup and delivery to your school
    • Maintenance and Replacement guarantee protects your instrument from normal wear, accidental damage, and theft
    • Simple exchange and return policy
    • Easy month-to-month rental plan 
    • Earn up tp 30% additonal discount toward the purchase of a step-up instrument


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Welcome to Band!

  • "The learned outcome of music study is a certain success blueprint.” -Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser

    Participation in fifth grade band allows students to go deeper into the study of music, building off of the instruction they’ve received in general music during the kindergarten through grade four years. Further, band fosters higher-level thinking, teamwork, structure, confidence, and joy and it builds community within the school. 

    What to Expect in Beginning Band:

    • Band students will meet 2 or 3 times per week during the school day at their home school.

    • Students will have the opportunity to develop the fundamental building blocks of music while learning a new instrument — flute, clarinet, trumpet, or trombone.

    • Students will experience the joy of making music with their classmates in a safe and supportive environment.

    • Students will learn to apply rhythm, note reading, tone production, and musical expression through performance.

Band Instrument Demo Videos

Music & Arts Instrument Rental

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    • Enhanced sanitization & inspection by our professional repair technicians
    • 100% of rental credit goes toward owning an instrument
    • Month to month rental with FREE exchanges, 30% early purchase, or return at any time
    • Shop YOUR school supply list in-store OR online
    • Convenient, local services at our Lakewood & Puyallup Stores
    • Educator approved, name brand instruments

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  • All orders received by 11:59pm on September 21 will be available for pick up at the drive up event in our community on Tuesday, September 27 from 3-6pm at Bethel High School.

    Orders received on September 22 or later will be available for pick up in the stores or shipped to your home for an additional cost. 

    All students are expected to have their supplies, including instruments, on Monday, October 3