Music has intrinsic value in the education of children, and it provides an avenue for unique creative and artistic self-expression. It is valuable as a vehicle for understanding history, art, society and culture. Participation in group music making fosters inter-personal skills, self-reliance, responsibility, and teamwork, and has been shown to have a positive effect on learning in other disciplines. At GPFAA, we will provide a sequential, developmental orchestra curriculum which allows each student an opportunity to build musical skill and understanding through a wide variety of quality musical experiences. The musical growth of our students is a goal and musical performance is an expression of this growth.