OPTIONAL ENSEMBLES: (begin the week of Sept. 25)
- Chamber Strings
- Symphony Orchestra Members
- Rehearses Tuesday mornings at 6:15 a.m.
- Concertino Strings
- Philharmonic & Freshman Orchestra Members
- Rehearses Thursday mornings at 6:15 a.m.
Orchestra students will demonstrate artistic presentations necessary for a concert performance. Specific skills such as advanced tone production, music reading, instrument technique, and group performance technique will be developed. The class will concentrate on quality classical literature as well as modern and popular selections in a string and full (Symphony only) orchestra ensemble. Performances in festivals, solo/ensemble contests, and community functions IN AND OUT OF SCHOOL are mandatory (please see district attendance policy). Historical understanding of performance music will be incorporated through an understanding of the music being performed. Musical periods will be studied (ex. Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Contemporary, as well as, pop, jazz and swing). Students will attend sectionals on a rotational basis and prepare music outside of class in order to contribute musically to the ensemble.