To minimize the waste of paper, orchestra forms will be done online this year. The only form that needs to be printed and turned in is in Step 3. Please follow the steps below carefully.

Step 1

VIEW the pages found here: CLICK HERE and HERE.


After reviewing the documents provided in Step 1, complete this form.


PRINT and complete the document found HERE. This must be turned in to Mr. Ross or Ms. Gross by the first Friday of the school year.


Prepare a check (or cash) for $65 made out to the Plano West Orchestra Boosters for the year’s activity fee. Place the payment in a sealed envelope, and label the envelope.  Turn that in to an orchestra teacher.  Please be sure that the check is labeled with your student’s school ID number or other identifying information.


If you would like to sign up your child for private lessons during the school day, click HERE. Private lessons are highly encouraged and they provide the extra guidance to help students truly excel. A majority of West’s orchestra students study privately, and it is a large portion of why our orchestra program is so successful. If your child already has a teacher outside of the school day, you do not need to complete this step. You must complete this step even if you took lessons last school year.


Log in to CHARMS using school code “PWSHOrch”  The password is the child’s student ID number OR whatever they changed it to the last time they logged on.  Once you login, update your student and parent contact information. Make sure that parents and the student have entered working email addresses.  For additional help with CHARMS, click here.


Only if you are using a school instrument: Complete the contract provided to your student at school and return it to a director. A $85 payment should be made to PISD via check OR PayPams. PayPams is the preferred payment method and can be accessed here: PAYPAMS  Select the option that reads “Orchestra – Instrument User Fees.” Please DO NOT click the “Orchestra Fees / Campus Only” option.