Our Newest Paper Violin Graduation!

Each fall, El Sistema Colorado looks forward to welcoming a new group of kindergartners into the Paper Violin Orchestra! Shortly after the start of the new school year, students and their families spent time constructing tiny violins made from cardboard, tape, paper, paint, and glue. Although these instruments will not make sound, students learn vital skills and knowledge through beginning on paper mache instruments.

By late fall, kindergartners will know about the parts of the instrument, how to hold it properly, how to move the bow, and proper instrument care, all while continuing to develop their singing and ear training. Upon mastering these skills on their paper violins, kindergartners will participate in a graduation ceremony, during which they will receive their very first real violin. A proud moment for students, staff, and families alike!