Since 1998, the Redlands Symphony's flagship education program for children, OrKIDstra, has made music a part of growing up in Redlands and the surrounding communities for nearly 85,000 4th and 5th graders.
A field trip-style concert, OrKIDstra concerts bring 4th and 5th grade students in Redlands Unified, Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified, and surrounding districts to the Memorial Chapel for specially curated concerts. These concerts explore a range of topics from how orchestras sound to specific instruments in the orchestra, and more.
OrKIDstra is entirely free-of-charge for partnering school districts, charter schools, private schools, parochial schools, and homeschooling groups. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, transportation costs are underwritten so no school is turned away because of the cost of bussing.
For more information on our OrKIDstra program, email Arturo Cabrera, Associate Director of Operations & Education at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office at 909-587-5565
Storytelling with Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker
English/Language Arts Focus
Musical Math and the Science of Sound
Our curriculum is designed for use in the classroom by classroom teachers and specialist teachers alike. All of our curriculum is designed by professional educators using California State Standards for all subject areas.
Curriculum is free to download and copy/distribute as educators see fit.
Learning doesn't stop when a child leaves the classroom. These at-home learning experiences keep children engaged no matter where they are!
All children, regardless of background or ability, should have access to quality music education experiences.
At the Redlands Symphony, we strive to provides these much needed spaces for students to learn, grow, reflect, and be impacted positively by music. We've been doing so for the past 25 years with your help and support.
From bussing costs to curriculum construction, providing these important experiences does come at a price. Please consider supporting the children and families of the Eastern Inland Empire by making a tax-deductible donation today. Keeping the music playing is one part of fulfilling childhood experience—and we hope you'll play your part with a donation today.