Frequently Asked Questions

Why Music?

Check out the videos below to learn about the benefits of music education!

How Playing an Instrument Benefits Your Brain.

Benefits of Music.

What instruments are in Orchestra?

Orchestra class covers four instruments: violin, viola, cello, and double-bass. Professional orchestras typically include band instruments, however, classes at the middle and high school level only include the four mentioned. We currently do not offer harp in middle school orchestra.

How do I know what instrument to play?

Prosper ISD offers opportunities for 5th grade students to come and try out all four instruments offered in orchestra. This instrument try out night is typically held in the spring. Additionally, directors will provide one-on-one opportunities with students unable to attend the aforementioned night. Please contact Mr. Gonzalez to set up your one-on-one appointment!

How can I learn more about Orchestra?

Yes! Please visit the Prosper Middle School Orchestras site to learn more about orchestra and what we do across the district.

How can I best support my student's home practice/virtual learning!

I have prepared a video to explain what to look for, as well as tips and tricks to maximize time spent practicing and playing at home. You can find it at the following link: