orchestra. singing. movement. homework. field trips.                                               concerts. intensive. every day. after school. transformative. 

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El Sistema Somerville currently provides
 70 third, fourth, and fifth grade students with immersive, afterschool string orchestra education. 

We want to do more. Will you help us?


  • 70 enrolled students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade
  • 34 Violins, 15 Violas, 12 Cellos, 4 Basses
  • 6 Faculty Members
  • 10 Hours Per week of Music and Movement Instruction
  • 25 Advisory Council Members
  • 25 Music Mentors
  • 92% of Students On Scholarship
  • 25 Wind and Brass Instruments Needed 

The El Sistema Somerville Youth Orchestra performs Handel's "Hallelujah Chorus." Click here to see a video of the performance.