Welcome to the ORLA Band Webpage!

This page is for both hConnect & Montessori band students (the hConnect band page now redirects to this page)

I hope this page can provide some resources for you to become the best musician you can be. :)


The ORLA Intermediate Band meets Tuesday & Thursday from 1:00-1:50pm.

This class is for those who have had some experience performing on a band instrument.

The ORLA Beginning Band meets Tuesday & Thursday from 2:00-2:50pm.

This class is for those who want to join our program and learn a band instrument.

Best way to contact band teacher Mr. Grostick is at: rgrostick@osd.wednet.edu or leave a message with ORLA school secretary: 360-596-7730.

We're glad you can join us! :)


Online Resources:


Audio / Video Files:

(these are professional recordings for students to study how their part fits with the band.)

Reading Music (videos):

Note Reading Games (online):

Fingering Charts:

Need a fingering chart? (print them at home)

Practice Tools:

  • SmartMusic this interactive computer program is probably the most comprehensive way for students to practice and get instant feedback on their progress. At only $40, it has thousands of songs to practice with, including our book. Once you load it, download "Accent on Achievement - Book One" and you'll be having fun in no time! See website (click link above) for more information.
  • Online Metronome
  • Online Tuner

For Composition / Writing / Recording music:

  • MusicTheory.net - extensive resource for learning advanced music theory
  • Noteflight - a great online notation program (for writing/composing sheet music)
  • Soundation - a neat online multitrack studio like GarageBand (for recording/mixing audio)