Primary Strings Program

  • Orchestra

    WLWV Primary Strings: Spring Concert

    When: Wednesday May 15, 2019

    Call Time: 6:30 pm (tuning/warm up in main gym)

    Performance Time: 7:00 pm 

    Where: Wilsonville High School - Main Gym 6800 SW Wilsonville Rd, Wilsonville, OR 97070

    Dress: Boys - white dress shirt, black slacks, black socks, & black dress shoes. Girls - white blouse, black pants or long black dress/skirt, black stockings, black dress shoes

    Dear WLWV Primary Strings Parents,

    Our final concert of the year is almost here. We will be performing several selections the students have been working very hard on over the last several weeks. This concert will also feature the Meridian Creek Middle School, Wood Middle School, and West Linn High School Orchestras. We are very excited to see all of you there for a wonderful night of music making! Please let me know if you have any questions.

    Music and Arts Partners Bouquet Sale

    West Linn-Wilsonville Music and Arts Partners (MAP) will be selling flower bouquets at the Spring String Concert on Wednesday, May 15th. Bouquets will be $5 and will be available as long as supplies last.
    MAP is an independent, volunteer, nonprofit organization that works to support arts and music in the West Linn-Wilsonville school district. MAP funds teacher grants and provides scholarships for graduating seniors. 

    Our last class of the year/party day will be:

    West Linn: Thursday May 16th

    Wilsonville: Tuesday May 21st

    Students will not need their instruments for our final class. Please have your student bring a small, store bought treat to share. If everyone brings a little, we will have plenty of treats to share for our end of the year party.

    Thank you,

    Nathan Givens

    WLWV Primary Strings Director

    West Linn-Wilsonville School District

    Beginning Strings and Intermediate Orchestra 2018-2019

    Dear Parents and Students,

    We are very excited about the beginning strings and intermediate orchestra program. A strong strings program starts at the primary level. Our goal is to provide instruction that will develop a lifetime of music, discipline, confidence, lasting friendships and accomplishment. We look forward to an amazing year of music and learning. To assist in making our strings program as accessible as possible we are offering instruction at 2 district locations, ONE day per week, with bus service provided to each location from your neighborhood school! **Stafford students can take advantage of Strings busing to the Boeckman location.  There is no Stafford bus service to Cedaroak for the Thursday class.  (Parents are responsible for timely pickup after strings class). Primary Strings musicians and Orchestra members will participate in 2 concerts this year: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at Rosemont Ridge Middle School (gym) at 7 pm and Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 at Wilsonville High School (main gym) at 7 pm.

    • Who can join: Any 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade student!


    • When:  Wilsonville Strings & Orchestra Classes

                  Tuesdays 2:45 - 3:30 pm. at Boeckman Creek Primary School

                  Classes begin Tuesday, October 16th.


                  West Linn Strings & Orchestra Classes

                  Thursdays, 2:45 - 3:30 p.m. at Cedaroak Park Primary School

                  Classes begin Thursday, October 18th.


    • Cost: $99 for the year (payable to WLWV School District)

    Strings Registration fee can also be paid by credit card online! Please follow this link:

    (or visit our district webpage - departments - business office - credit card payments)


    • Instruments: Students can choose to play violin, viola, cello, or double bass. You will need to provide your own instrument.

    If you do not have an instrument of your own, we recommend renting a good quality instrument.  For rental information,

    please contact our Strings Director, Nathan Givens at:


    • Intermediate Orchestra: Students must have completed one year of beginning strings or have at least one year of previous playing experience to enroll in Intermediate Orchestra.


    • Parent Information Meeting (optional):  On Tuesday, October 2, 2018 from 6:30-7:30 p.m., we will be hosting an informational meeting at the West Linn-Wilsonville School District Office (22210 SW Stafford Road, Tualatin).  We hope to answer any additional questions you may have. Students are encouraged to attend as we will have instruments available for sizing and hands-on testing. Parent meeting is completely optional.   


    • Registration: Please send your registration form and fee to: Julie Lane - West Linn-Wilsonville School District

          22210 SW Stafford Road

                   Tualatin, OR 97062



                                            2018-2019 WLWV Primary Strings Registration Form (Spanish version)

                                            2018-2019 WLWV Primary Strings Flyer (Spanish version)


    *Please return the registration form to register your child, even if you are paying online.*

    More information about strings in WLWV.