El Sistema Somerville is an after-school music education program that provides ensemble-based music instruction to third, fourth, and fifth grade students. The program launched in the Fall of 2012, offering intensive study on string instruments through orchestral rehearsals, sectionals, and musicianship training to 51 students from the City of Somerville. The program is administered by the Somerville Public Schools and the Community Schools Afterschool Program and is supported by the City of Somerville and the Somerville Arts Council. In addition to music instruction, atudents also receive a daily, nutritious snack, weekly academic support, cultural enrichment activities, field trips, and frequent opportunities to perform on their instruments. The program meets Monday- Friday from 2:30pm - 5:30pm at the East Somerville Community School.