Middle School Outreach Ensembles

An Inspiring Music Learning Experience for Developing Middle School Musicians

Since 2014, the Middle School Outreach Ensembles @CSU has provided an inspirational large ensemble experience in addition to the great instruction that students receive in their middle school band and orchestra programs.

The band and orchestra ensembles are for middle school students from the Fort Collins area. Over a period of three months, students receive instruction in large ensemble rehearsals and individualized attention in small-group sectionals.

Join the ensembles for 11 weeks of exciting ensemble and sectional rehearsals taught by CSU faculty, undergraduate and graduate music education majors, and select high school band students. The program concludes with a concert in the state-of-the-art Griffin Concert Hall at the University Center for the Arts at Colorado State University.




Per Colorado State University policies regarding COVID-19, all School of Music, Theatre, and Dance events and related activities originally scheduled for March 23 through May 15, 2020 have been cancelled, including the CSU Voice Intensive.

CSU has no greater responsibility than the health of our students and broader community; therefore, this decision has been made out of an abundance of caution due to the rapidly changing nature of the situation. For up-to-date information on COVID-19, please visit the CSU Public Safety site.


Cost and Registration

Cost: $30 to be paid with registration materials. Get a friend to come, and your registration is free.

Please complete this registration form.



Rehearsals will take place on Wednesday evenings from 6-8:15 p.m. 

• Wednesday, February 12

• Wednesday, February 19

• Wednesday, February 26

• Wednesday, March 4

• Wednesday, March 11

• CANCELLED: Wednesday, March 25

• CANCELLED: Wednesday, April 1 

• CANCELLED: Wednesday, April 8

• CANCELLED: Wednesday, April 15 


CANCELLED: MSOE Carnival: Saturday, April 4, 8 a.m. — 1 p.m.; FREE and open to the public

CANCELLED: MSOE Final Concert: Saturday, April 18, 7-9 p.m. 

• Band dress rehearsal: 4-5 p.m. 

• Orchestra dress rehearsal: 5:15-6:30 p.m.

Registration Process

Open to all 7th and 8th grade students who are currently enrolled in their school band or orchestra.

Open to 6th grade by school music director recommendation. Process for 6th graders will also include performing a short diagnostic piece provided by the MSOE team. This can recorded on a phone. For more information, contact Jessica Warner. Jessica.Warner@colostate.edu

Please complete this registration form.


Ask your instructor for a brochure or email Ms. Warner.


Jessica Warner

Instructor of Music; Music Education; Coordinator of CSU Music's Community Outreach Program