Blanchard EEB Info/Registration
Hello Blanchard 5th and 6th grade families,
Ensemble Enrichment Block is a one hour block each Wednesday where students come together for a meaningful community performing arts experience. It is about using performance to connect with peers in different classes and grades, while working towards common goals. Theater and Music are the vehicles we use to build our community, promote emotional intelligence, and engage in authentic artistic expression.
Please follow the links below to make your selection or find out more about each program.
Please visit our district string website for detailed information about string lessons and to register.
There is a $195 fee for the string program and you must rent/acquire an instrument. Financial Assistance is available.
In-School Band: Students in the Blanchard Memorial Bands already can attend the Ensemble Block Band on Wednesday morning in addition to their other Blanchard band activities and do not need to register again. Students without experience who would like to participate only in the In-School Ensemble Block Band may sign-up for our new group lesson program.
There is a $195 fee for the beginner group lessons. This lesson meets on Friday mornings at 8:00am. Financial assistance is available.
In-School Chorus: The in-school chorus rehearses once a week during ensemble block. The purpose of the choral program is to help students:
- Discover the joy of singing and the power of music to strengthen and unify both individuals and groups;
- Learn how music works and how to make it;
- Build friendships and have fun, and serve the school community.
There is no fee to participate in the chorus. There are no outside of school rehearsals.
Theater Workshop (*pilot program)
Theater Workshop: The Theater Workshop meets once a week during ensemble block. The purpose of the theater program is to help students:
- Connect with each other and the world through storytelling and theatrical performance;
- Practice empathy and social thinking through character studies, scene-work, and active listening;
- Create original work, engage in improv games, and prepare for informal performances for our classmates and families.
There is no fee to participate in the theater workshop. There are no outside of school rehearsals.
There is a limit of 20 students for our theater workshop.
*A pilot program is a small-scale study that helps an organization (our schools) learn how a large-scale project might work in practice for future inclusion across our district.