Fee: $30.00 class fee; ASB card verification; Students will be responsible for the cost of outfits renting of instruments (if applicable), and field trips

Learning Recommendations: All students must audition for this class. Please go to this website for audition information http://connect.issaquah.wednet.edu/high/ihs/staff/mr_longmans_orchestras/evergreenphil/default.aspx

Selection will be based upon musical ability, instrumentation needs, and the dedication of the student. Student must provide their own instrument. Schools will provide specialized instruments such as English Horn, C Clarinet, as well as Cello and Basses for school use - students must have their own instrument for home practice.

General Description: Membership in the Evergreen Philharmonic is a year-long elective course for the accomplished musician. Individual instruction will be minimal with the emphasis on rehearsal technique and preparation for performances. The orchestra enjoys a superior reputation and has a busy season of concerts, competitions, and travel. Members are expected to be fully committed to all orchestra activities including after school rehearsals and evening performances.

Content:

  • Rehearsal technique
  • Ensemble technique
  • Some 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.