Orchestra

String Orchestra/Concert Orchestra
Credit: 1.00 (2 semesters)
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Experience playing a string instrument, or consent of instructor

This is the entry level/intermediate level orchestra at the high school. Students who register for this class are split into two sections of orchestra by the director.  It is intended for students who did not want to audition or are working to acquire the skills necessary to be in the upper level orchestra.   It is also available for students wishing to begin the study of a secondary instrument.  Individual practice outside of class rehearsal is required.  This ensemble performs 4-5 public concerts during the school year.  Solo-Ensemble Festival and some community performances are required.

Symphonic Strings
Credit: 1.00 (2 semesters)
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: String Orchestra/Concert Orchestra, or consent of instructor

This is the advanced level orchestra at the high school. It is intended for students who have met the requirements of Concert Orchestra, and want a more advanced performing ensemble experience.  Audition/consent of instructor is part of the process of moving into this ensemble.  It is also available for students wishing to begin the study of a secondary instrument.  Individual practice outside of class rehearsal is required.  This ensemble performs 5-6 public concerts during the school year.  Solo-Ensemble Festival and some community performances are required.

Multi- Ensemble  
Credit: 1.00 (2 semesters)
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructors

Provides a course for those students who are “doubling” between band/orchestra, orchestra/choir, or choir/band during the same class period Audition/consent of instructor is part of the process of being in this classroom setting.  Individual practice outside of class rehearsal is required.  Performance expectations are doubled: students are expected to participate in all performance events for both ensembles.  Students attend classes on alternating days.

Advanced Independent Music
Credit: 1.00 (2 semesters)
Grades: 11, 12
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor

Students in Symphonic Band, Symphonic Strings, Treble Choir, Concert Choir may take Advanced Independent Study during one of these hours instead of one of the classes listed in this course description for weighted credit.  All performance requirements apply, and additional projects and leadership/mentoring of younger students will be assigned. Consent of instructor is required for this class.