Summer Fine Arts | Kenosha Unified School District

Summer Fine Arts

Summer Fine Arts Dates:

  • Band - Monday through Thursday, June 14 - July 14
  • Choir - Tuesday through Thursday, June 22 - July 29
  • Orchestra - Tuesday through Thursday, June 16 - July 22

Beginning Strings

(Completed Grades 4 & 5)

This course is for students who have never played an instrument before. 

Classes will run from June 16 through July 22. Classes are 50 minutes in length, Tuesday through Thursday; students should plan to attend all three classes each week for the duration of the course.  There will be sessions available mornings, afternoons and evenings, and will be filled on a first-come/first served basis as students register. The 5th grade orchestra teachers will provide class and instrument information when they meet with students following Spring Break.  Online registration will be available via the link here beginning on April 12.  Classes will be offered at Lincoln Middle School, Bradford High School and  Tremper High School. Cost is $15.  Questions: Jennifer Marvin, 359-2745 or jmarvin@kusd.edu.

Due to construction at Bradford, parking, drop off, and pick up will be announced to all summer orchestra families once we know our final enrollment numbers.

Summer Orchestra Welcome Letter (PDF)

Beginning String Class Schedule


Cadet Strings

(1st year players)

This course is for students who participated in 5th grade orchestra. This will be a fun ensemble experience helping students get ready to play in the middle school orchestra in the fall!  Classes will run from June 16 through July 22. Classes are 50 minutes in length, Tuesday through Thursday; students should plan to attend all three classes each week for the duration of the course.  There will be sessions available mornings, afternoons and evenings, and will be filled on a first-come/first served basis as students register. The 5th grade orchestra teachers will provide class information to the students after Spring Break.  Online registration will be available via the link here beginning on April 12.  Classes will be offered at Lincoln Middle School, Bradford High School and Tremper School. Cost is $15.  Questions: Jennifer Marvin, 359-2745 or jmarvin@kusd.edu.

Due to construction at Bradford, parking, drop off, and pick up will be announced to all summer orchestra families once we know our final enrollment numbers.

Summer Orchestra Welcome Letter (PDF)

Cadet Strings Class Schedule


Middle School Strings

(Completed Grades 6-8)

This course will run from June 16 through July 22.  This will be an ensemble experience, with each section capped at 25 to allow for social distancing. Classes are 50 minutes in length, Tuesday through Thursday; and will be offered at Lincoln Middle School and Bradford High School.  Sections will be filled on a first-come/first served basis as students register.  Online registration is available via the link here.  Cost is $15. Questions: Jennifer Marvin, 359-2745 or jmarvin@kusd.edu

Summer Orchestra Welcome Letter (PDF)

Middle School Strings Schedule


High School Strings

(Completed Grades 9-11)

This course will run from June 16 through July 22 with possible community performances TBA within KUSD COVID Safety Plans and Procedures. Class will be 2 hours in length and will be offered from 1:00-3:00pm at Bradford High School, Tuesday through Thursday. Sectional time for upper strings (violin/viola) and lower strings (cello/bass) is built into this 2 hour class period. Sectional and possible community performance schedules to follow on the first day of classes. Online registration will be available via the link here beginning on April 12. Cost is $15. Questions: Heather Kamikawa, 359-6219 or hkamikaw@kusd.edu.

Due to construction at Bradford, parking, drop off, and pick up will be announced to all summer orchestra families once we know our final enrollment numbers.

Summer Orchestra Welcome Letter (PDF)


Beginning Band

(Completed Grade 5)

This course is for students who have never played an instrument before. 

The KUSD Beginning summer band will give fifth grade students who did not start playing an instrument during the school year the opportunity to begin their musical journey before joining band in middle school. Beginning Band will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays for one 45 minute session each day either from 12:30-1:15 p.m. OR 1:45-2:30 p.m. (specific times will be determined after registration is complete) at Bullen Middle School from June 15 through July 15. Cost is $15. Performance (with limited family attendance) details will be provided at the start of the summer season. Online registration will be available via the link here beginning on April 12. (Registration will require a virtual interview with an elementary band teacher to decide what instrument the student will play.) Questions: Geoff Poole, 359-7730 or gpoole@kusd.edu / Brittany Teschler, 359-6239 or bteschle@kusd.edu


Intermediate Band 1

(Completed Grade 5)

This course is for students who have participated in 5th grade band.

The KUSD Intermediate summer band will give students the opportunity to play in a small ensemble and keep their musical skills sharp. The goal of this program is to help foster students’ love of music-making and provide the enjoyment that comes with playing music together with others. Classes will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays for one 60 minute session each day either from 3-4 p.m. OR 4:30-5:30 p.m. (specific times will be determined after registration is complete) at Bullen Middle School from June 15 through July 15. Cost is $15. Performance (with limited family attendance) details will be provided at the start of the summer season. Online registration will be available via the link here beginning on April 12. Questions: Brittany Teschler, 359-6239 or bteschle@kusd.edu / Geoff Poole, 359-7730 or gpoole@kusd.edu


Intermediate Band 2

(Completed Grade 6)

This course is for students who have participated in 6th grade band.

The KUSD Intermediate summer band will give students the opportunity to play in a small ensemble and keep their musical skills sharp. The goal of this program is to help foster students’ love of music-making and provide the enjoyment that comes with playing music together with others. Classes will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays for one 60 minute session each day either from 3-4 p.m. OR 4:30-5:30 p.m. (specific times will be determined after registration is complete) at Bullen Middle School from June 15 through July 15. Cost is $15. Performance (with limited family attendance) details will be provided at the start of the summer season. Online registration will be available via the link here beginning on April 12.  Questions: Brittany Teschler, 359-6239 or bteschle@kusd.edu / Geoff Poole, 359-7730 or gpoole@kusd.edu


Middle School Band

(Completed Grade 7-8)

The KUSD Middle School summer band will give students the opportunity to play in an ensemble and keep their musical skills sharp. The goal of this program is to help foster students’ love of music-making and provide the enjoyment that comes with playing music with other students. Classes will meet Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00pm at Mahone Middle School from June 14 through July 14. Cost is $15. Performance: Thursday, July 15th at 6:00 p.m. (with limited family attendance). Online registration will be available via the link here beginning on April 12. Questions: Lucas Dickinson, 359-3002 or ldickins@kusd.edu / Matt Maccari, 359-2882 or mmaccari@kusd.edu


High School Band

(Completed Grades 9-11)

The KUSD High School summer band will give students the opportunity to play in a small ensemble, and keep their musical skills sharp. The goal of this program is to help foster students’ love of music-making and provide the enjoyment that comes with playing music together with other students. Classes will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays  from 6:00-7:45 pm at Indian Trail High School and Academy from June 14 through July 14. Performance: Wednesday, July 14th at 7:00 p.m. (with limited family attendance). Cost is $15. Online registration will be available via the link here beginning on April 12. Questions: Karl Mueller, 414-315-2469 (cell) or kmueller@kusd.edu or Jeremy Kriedeman, 262-945-6747 (cell) jkriedem@kusd.edu


Summer Choir

(Incoming 4th- Incoming 9th grade)

The KUSD summer choir program is open to students entering fourth grade through ninth grade. Students will participate in ensemble singing through a diverse repertoire of music that emphasizes quality tone production, musicianship, aural skills, text interpretation, and community building.  Students will identify, strengthen and enhance their performance skills, self-esteem and self-expression while working as a team to prepare a final concert performance. There will be two sections grouped by age (Entering 4th-6th or Entering 7th-9th) into two sessions. Both age groups will run simultaneously, allowing varying ages of siblings to attend the same session:  Section 1 will rehearse Tuesdays through Thursdays from 9:00am-10:15am, Section 2 will rehearse Tuesdays through Thursdays from 10:45am-Noon. Sessions may be combined based on enrollment, and/or held in joint rehearsal the final week of preparation for the concert. Families will receive the final schedule in advance of the program start date. The program will begin Tuesday, June 22nd, at Tremper High School and finish with a concert performance on July 29th with limited audience attendance. Space in the program is limited and based on audition due to Covid safety precautions.  Auditions will take place via a virtual format using Google Classroom on April 13th, 14th, 15th. Cost is $15.

For more details and to sign up for an audition time: https://tinyurl.com/kusdsummerchoir

Questions: Rita Gentile, 262-359-2021 or rgentile@kusd.edu