GCISD District String Orchestra!

Another exciting year of orchestra in GCISD is just around the corner! If you are interested in enrolling your student for Beginning Strings this year, there are a few things you will need to know and there are a few costs to consider.

* Tuition fee $120 for the year

* Rental fee with Music and Arts if necessary (See rental information below)

* T Shirt - purchased for performances (Approx. $15)

* Admission Fee to NRH2O – competition in May ($28)

Beginning Strings this year is available to all students across the district 4th grade and above on a first come first served basis. (Younger if they already take lessons, on a case by case basis) If you would like to sign up for orchestra, you may begin the process below. Tuition and fees must be received as well as verification of an instrument before the process is complete. These will be collected when we begin rehearsals in September.

To begin the process, please click on a link below and fill out the form that pops up. Then click submit. If you are a beginning student, when you have finished, please remember the date for the parent meeting and fitting for instruments and make plans to attend. Tuition and fees will begin to be received at the parent meeting. If the classes fill, the links below will be used to determine who registered first.

***Please watch for the Peachjar flyer about the parent meeting.***

Please understand that this is a year long commitment. Any student who wishes to be a part of a string group must have excellent citizenship and must be recommended by his/her music teacher. If you are interested, please ask your music teacher to send an email recommendation to Mr. Sampson and continue the registration process below.


Beginner Orchestra Click Here

No experience necessary.
Sorry, but Beginner Orchestra is not available this semester. Please check back soon. 
Returning Level 2 or at least 1 year experience. Any questions? Email Mr. Sampson (See below).
Class meets at Bear Creek Elementary music room Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:45-4:30p.m.
By audition/interview unless returning from Concert or Intermediate Orchestra last year. Please check with Mr. Sampson if you have any questions before signing up.
Class meets at the HMS Choir room Mondays and Wednesdays 4:30-5:15p.m.

For rental information please contact: 

Music and Arts (Hurst location)

For any questions, please email