OrchKids at Lockerman-Bundy Elementary School

Neighborhood: Penrose/Fayette Street Outreach
Children Enrolled: 240
Grades Served: Pre-K – 10
Year Established: September 2009
Site Manager: Camille Delaney-McNeil

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Lockerman-Bundy Elementary School is OrchKids’ West Baltimore Hub Site and has been since the second year of the program (2009). It houses all ability levels, from first-year instrumentalists through the program's top ensembles. OrchKids at Lockerman-Bundy strives to provide foundational music training for the program's instrumentalists and performance ensembles.

What Happens at Lockerman-Bundy

During School

Musicianship classes for grades Pre-K – 2 (two 45-minute classes per week):

  • Comprehensive ear training
  • Rhythm and tonal training
  • Introduction to Music Theory

After School

("Beethoven", "Tchaikovsky", "Mahler", "Jackson" Instrumental Levels)
Group Lessons, Ensemble Rehearsals, Performance Ensemble Rehearsals:

  • "Beethoven"1st year instrumentalists receive group instruction on their primary instrument, and are a part of choir, bucket band, and after school musicianship classes. (Students have the choice of auditioning for performance ensembles) (4 days/week)
  • "Tchaikovsky" 2nd year instrumentalists participate in group instruction on their primary instrument, and are a part of choir, bucket band, afterschool musicianship, the OrchKids Orchestra, and either Wind Ensemble or String Ensemble. (Students have the choice of auditioning for performance ensembles) (5 days/week)
  • "Mahler" 3rd year instrumentalists participate in group instruction on their primary instrument, and are a part of choir, bucket band, after school musicianship, the OrchKids Orchestra, Orchestra Sectional instruciton, and either Wind Ensemble or String Ensemble. (Students have the choice of auditioning for performance ensembles) (5 days/week)
  • "Jackson" 4th year and higher instrumentalists participate in all of the same offerings as the "Mahler" level students, but are expected to audition for external music opportunities (E.g. "Interlochen" or "Take a Stand") as well as mentoring younger OrchKids. (Students have the choice of auditoning for performance ensembles) (5 days/week)

Bucket Band

  • 1st and 2nd year students participate in bucket band rehearsals once a week

Choir

  • 1st and 2nd year students participate in choir rehearsals twice a week

Musicianship

  • 1st and 2nd year students participate in musicianship classes once a week

OrchKids Orchestra

  • Instrumentalists 2nd year and up participate in the OrchKids Orchestra on Fridays

Performance Ensembles

  • Performance Bucket Band: 12-15 OrchKids audition to participate in the performing Bucket Band Ensemble. Bucket Band is frequently contracted for local and national performances.
  • Performance Choir: 30-40 students audition to participate in the OrchKids Performing Choir. This choir is often contracted for local and national performances.
  • Performance Jazz Band: 15-20 OrchKids audition to participate in the performing Jazz Band Ensemble. The Jazz Band is frequently contracted for local and national performances.
  • Internships: Middle school students earn their service learning hours while they help with snack, assist teachers during class, and mentor young students on their instrument.

Other Activities Include:

  • After school snack
  • Homework/Tutoring
  • Recess
  • Field trips
  • Special guest artist performances
  • Performances in the school, neighborhood, and Baltimore City

 

Lockerman-Bundy Elementary School
301 North Pulaski Street
Baltimore, MD 21223