What is El Sistema?
An after school orchestra that originated in Venezuela to make classical
music education possible for all people. Today there are over 400,000 children involved in El Sistema, Venezuela with El Sistema inspired
orchestras all over the world. The United States has over 60 El Sistema Inspired programs: Greater Milwaukee El Sistema is the first
El Sistema in Wisconsin.
Who Can Join?
Any student in 2nd through 5th grade willing to be dedicated, hard
working and a positive part of the community. Students in Middle
School Orchestra or High School Orchestra Students looking for
Service-Learning Mentoring opportunities. More registration information here.
When Do They Practice?
Hadfield School Site Practices Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
between 4 and 6 P.M. and Montessori School of Waukesha practices
Wednesday and Thursday between 4 and 6 P.M.
How much does it cost?
There is a $50.00 registration fee per semester that includes class
instruction and music. Scholarships and instrument rental assistance
are available. More registration information here.
How can I help?
El Sistema is a community-centered project. Everyone can help. You can come to a Community Center night (see sidebar on Home Page), donate your skills, time, talent or money, and if you play violin, viola or cello, you can help with tutoring and just sharing your experiences. For more information on how you can share in this exciting project, contact us.