Dear Parents and Students, 

We have an awesome opportunity for you to join the Badger Mountain orchestra program. Badger Mountain has a tradition of a strong orchestra with students staying in the Richland school district program throughout high school. 

Your student has the opportunity to learn to play the Violin, Viola, Cello and Bass with specialized tuition in these instruments. The orchestra meets at 3.15- 4.15pm Monday through Thursday in the music room. 

You will see our orchestra at a variety of concerts and festivals held at Badger Mountain elementary school. These performances are a highlight for both parents and students. In addition, students play at the Richland school district showcase and have a full day field trip for rehearsals and fun activities. 

I would love for your student to join us. To try these wonderful instruments and see if this is something they would like. I can say that the orchestra department creates strong and healthy friendships and your student will always feel at home when they transition from school to school. 

In the next two weeks I will be visiting classroom of 3/4/Sth grade students to introduce myself and the program. Our start up schedule looks like this:

Wednesday September 25th at 3.15pm Music Room - Parent and student informational meeting and RSD instrument rental pick up and check out. 

FIRST DAY OF CLASS IS Thursday 26th September 
Your student will need some supplies for this class that our essential. 

1.    An instrument- One rented or that you own.
2.    A book- Sound Innovations Book one for your specific instrument
3.    A sponge or chin rest
4.    A pencil and a folder for music.

** D- Day for these supplies and items is Thursday September 26th. The day we hope all students will have what they need and can start to play in class. The sooner you can get them the sooner we can be making fantastic music together.

Ted Brown Music on Columbia Center Blvd will supply all of these items to you. You may rent and instrument and purchase your book there. Ted Brown keeps large supplies of these books. Also Music Unlimited rents string instruments.

I look forward to having your student in class. Please feel free to email me at
Maxine.Townson@rsd.edu if you have any questions. Have a great school year!


Maxine Townson
Orchestra Leader