In Klein ISD, students in the fifth grade may begin the study of stringed instruments held at the elmentary campuses before or after school or they may wait until the sixth grade. All wind and percussion players who participate in full orchestra must be current active members of the band program. The full orchestra rehearses outside the regular school day. The students experience a variety of musical opportunities from small chamber ensembles to full symphonic orchestral playing. Emphasis is placed upon cultural growth, performance quality, and creative self-expression.