Music for All Ages
The orchestra program for Florence City Schools is a complete program from beginning through advanced-level classes. Students have the opportunity to learn to play a stringed instrument (violin, viola, 'cello, or double bass) beginning in the 6th grade at Hibbett Middle School. They can continue their studies on through to Florence High School.
Florence Academy of Fine Arts Webpage
"We have now confirmed what teachers have long suspected: Music does more than entertain our children, it also shapes their minds." Frances Rauscher, Ph.D., research psychologist at the University of Wisconsin--Oshkosh. (read more)