WISD Orchestra

  • Welcome to the Waco ISD Orchestra Program



    The Directors of the Waco ISD Orchestra Programs include Valerie Klem (WHS and UHS) and Dr. Michael Stone (TMS and CCMS).

    Valerie Klem

    Valerie Klem
     has been with Waco ISD for 4 years. She got her Bachelor's in Music Education from Baylor University, and this is her second year conducting the high schools. She has performed with the Waco and Temple Symphonies, and is a member of the Texas Music Educator's Association (TMEA) and the Texas Orchestra Director's Association (TODA).

    Dr. Michael Stone, TMS and CCMS


Our Mission

  • Our Mission 

    ​​The mission of the Waco ISD Orchestra program is to provide an exemplary music education where students:

    - develop as performers
    - cultivate their creativity
    - respect diversity
    - practice professionalism, and 
    - collaborate to achieve musical excellence