Reminders for 5th Grade Orchestra Students

  • Dear Orchestra families,

    Please follow the instructions below to get your child signed up for Orchestra.


    Orchestra Sign Up Information


    If you should have any further questions, please feel free to call me at 360 412 - 4800  Ex. 41788, or, the best way to reach me is to send me an email at

     ∗∗∗Also:  Please have your student sign up for Mr. Sears'  "orchestra google classroom" 

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Grant Sears, Orchestra

  • Grant Sears
    Room: #140 - Orchestra Room
    (360) 412-4800

    Welcome back to the start of Fall 2020 and Remote Continuous Learning 2.0.   

    A couple of things to remember: 

    1)  Let's adopt the attitude that we are all going to take this seriously and will do the very best that we can.   

    2) Students will need to take on more responsibility in high school. I can't do it all for you, neither can mom or dad. We need your help.   

    3)  Even when things get really frustrating, don't give up! Take a break, and then come back and try again.   

    I wish you all the best of luck this year. Take care and we will see you soon.

Professional Biography

  • I am in my 36th year of teaching, 35 of which have been in the North Thurston Public Schools. I presently teach orchestra at North Thurston High School, South Bay, and Pleasant Glade schools. I have a bachelor of Music from Washington State University (Yes I'm a Coug!) and a Master of Arts in Music from Pacific Lutheran University. I absolutely love teaching orchestra and strive to instill a love and commitment for playing a stringed instrument throughout a student's life. I do this by modeling excellence through positive energy, commitment toward my students, and dedication to the craft of teaching. My lovely wife, Cheryl, is a 4th grade teacher at Evergreen Forest elementary.  She is an amazing person and is always an inspiration to me.    I also have 2 beautiful grown daughters, Jessica and Christine, who are equally amazing people.