Jr. Ensembles

To extend our impact throughout Hampton Roads and to ensure the future excellence of Mosaic Steel Orchestra’s Stage Side ensemble we have formed community partnerships developing junior ensembles which engage elementary and middle school students residing in Low to Moderate income neighborhoods. The junior orchestra, in addition to artistic goals has specific behavioral outcomes designed to develop the ability to stay on task in various settings, the ability to work together in a positive peer group, and to develop leadership skills.


Mosaic Steel Orchestra Jr. Ensemble at Military Circle Mall (Norfolk, VA)


Mosaic Steel Orchestra Jr. Ensemble at downing-gross Cultural Arts center (newport news, VA)

Our newest branch of Jr. Mosaic partners us with the Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center in one of Hampton Roads’ most marginalized communities. Located in the East-End of Newport News and recruiting students from elementary schools throughout the city.

This ensemble meets on Mondays evenings 5:30-7:00 pm.


Mosaic Steel Orchestra Jr. Ensemble at Douglas Park Elementary (Portsmouth, VA)


Established in 2008 this unit partners us with Douglas Park Elementary. Members are recruited from the school’s Commitment Accountability Values and Education (C.A.V.E.) program and also from the Boys & Girls Club of Southeast Virginia DP Unit. This junior orchestra ensemble serves over 25 kids and meets after school on Wednesdays and Fridays for 1 hour each day.


Mosaic Steel Orchestra Jr. Ensemble at Craddock middle (Portsmouth, VA)

We partnered with Community Outreach Coalition to provide the arts component for Portsmouth Public Schools’ 21st Century Community Learning Center program. This location enables us to continue working with students we serve at Douglas Park Elementary when they are promoted.

They meet immediately after school for 1 hour on Tuesdays and Thursdays.