The Monte Vista Elementary Orchestra is comprised of 3rd-6th graders. They practice two days each week at 8:00 a.m. before school. Beginning students meet on Mondays and Wednesdays, and advanced students practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Information is sent home with students at the beginning of the school year in August, and students must join before the beginning of October. Orchestra is available for $200 per year, and students bring their own instruments (violins, violas and cellos). Mrs. Wright, the orchestra teacher, has a few instruments available for rental at an inexpensive price.