About KMS Orchestra

The Killian Middle School Orchestra has quickly established a proud tradition since the school’s opening in 2007.  Students begin orchestra in the 6th grade and learn the violin, viola, cello, or bass.  In the 7th and 8th grades, members can be a part of the Concert, Symphonic, or Chamber Orchestras.  The KMS Orchestra has consistently earned Division I ratings at UIL and performs concerts throughout the year. Students enjoy making music with friends and hanging out at the Orchestra Socials.  KMS Orchestra students have made room 1610 the place to be!

GRACE JOHN
Orchestra Director

Mrs. John is from Dallas, Texas and she received her bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Southern Methodist University in Dallas. As an alumni of the Fort Worth Youth Orchestra and Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra, she has toured extensively and performed in Hawaii, Austria, Germany, and Prague. Prior to joining LISD, she has taught orchestra in Richardson, Plano, and Arlington school districts. She enjoys playing different instruments and is passionate about teaching the joys of music to her students. In her free time, she enjoys traveling with her husband and two children.

One comment

  1. Hi I’m Joon in Coyote Ridge Elementary School 5th grade Ms.Heyen’s class.
    I play piano and i played for 3years.
    I just want to ask something that how can i sign up for killian orchestra?
    I want to learn cello.
    I will show my effort on it when i get to learn.
    Thank you very much!

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