Concert Orchestra is an intermediate group where students develop the skills necessary to move towards our advanced group. It is designed for string players who have prior string experience, either from participating in a prior school program or private study. Students learn a variety of music and work with guest artists as available. The ensemble performs four concerts throughout the year and has the opportunity for additional performances beyond the classroom. This includes a Symphony experience, pit orchestra, Solo/Ensemble, State Solo/Ensemble, Pep Band, and performances throughout the community.
Chamber is our most advanced orchestra designed for Juniors and Seniors. This course builds upon the concepts and skills developed in Concert Orchestra. Students enrolling in this course must possess the ability to perform intermediate to advanced string literature at the discretion of the conductor. We perform a variety of music and work with guest artists as available. Performances are scheduled as part of the class throughout the school year. Students in Chamber Orchestra have additional opportunities for performance outside of the class structure including Pit Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra, Solo/Ensemble Festival, State Solo/Ensemble Festival, Pep Band, and performances throughout the community.