Fees: $30.00 class fee; ASB card verification; orchestra uniform (guys: tuxedos, ladies: dresses); renting of instruments (if applicable), Field trips. Assistance is available upon review.

Learning Recommendations: Three years of experience playing a string instrument.  Student must provide their own instrument. For Cello and Bass players, instruments will be available for school use – students must have their own instrument for home practice.

General Description: This Skyline-specific orchestra is a non-audition group providing a year-long course for the string player who has three or more years of orchestra experience. While some individual instruction will occur in class, the main goal will be the performance of orchestra literature as a group. Students will also work on chamber music, theory and history. Every 2-3 years we may tour to a large festival, and travel costs will be higher that year.

Content:

  • Rehearsal technique
  • Ensemble technique
  • Music theory and history.

Strategies:

  • Daily rehearsals
  • Concerts, contests, and clinics
  • Individual practice

Equipment to be provided by student: instrument and performance attire. Celli and basses will be provided for school use with the payment of a rental fee.