Join Mission: Strings!
Beginner class for kids in 3rd-5th grade!
Join Mission: Strings Part II
Class for kids in 4th-7th grade with at least one year of experience.
Join Abilene Youth Strings!
New class for kids in 7th-9th grade with at least two years of experience!

Get the chance to perform in an orchestra!

Who can join?

Anyone in 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade who would like to learn how to play an orchestral string instrument (violin, viola, cello, or bass).

Mission: Strings Part II – Anyone in 3rd-7th grade with one year experience on a string instrument. 


Parents and students are invited to come learn about our program and choose an instrument! Rental options will be available as well. Read more on our Join page.


Classes will be held on Sundays, from 2:30PM – 3:15 PM starting January 21st, 2024 at the ACU Williams Performing Arts Center.

Mission: Strings Part II will meet from 3:30pm-4:30pm

Mission: Strings Registration Form
Please fill out our registration form to receive information about how to join Mission: Strings

Instrument Selection Sign Up

Parents and students can attend a 1-hour session on Thursday, August 4th following the Mission: Strings Camp Showcase concert to learn about the Mission: Strings program and choose and rent their instrument! N-Tune will be there to help size kids and set up rental and buying options.

To bridge the gap between our awesome Mission: Strings programs and the Abilene Youth Orchestra, we are offering a new class for string players ready for a new challenge, but not quite ready for the demands of the advanced AYO repertoire. This class will be taught by McKenzie Rangel who is the orchestra director at Clack Middle School.  This high energy class will be by audition only, and will help students improve string technique, music literacy, and more advanced sightreading skills.

These classes will meet Sunday afternoons, 2:30pm-4:30pm, at the ACU Williams Performing Arts Center and will have their debut performance at the AYO Spring Concert!

This expansion of the Mission: Strings preparatory program is made possible through a generous grant from the Community Foundation of Abilene.  Thanks to their generous support our programs can now serve more string kids!