Learning Recommendations: Membership in the Evergreen Philharmonic is by audition only. Please see website for audition details: https://connect.issaquah.wednet.edu/high/ihs/staff/mr_longmans_orchestras/
General Description: This class serves as a year-long elective course for the accomplished musician. Individual instruction will be minimal, with the emphasis on rehearsal technique and preparation for performance. The orchestra enjoys a superior reputation and has a busy schedule of concerts and competitions. Members are expected to be fully committed to all orchestra activities. Selection will be based on musical ability, instrumentation needs, and the dedication of the student.
Content: The repertoire for the orchestra is selected from the standard professional symphonic repertoire. The repertoire will be specific to each performance event.
Strategies: Most student learning will take place during orchestral rehearsals, but it may also occur as a result of participation in sectional rehearsals, chamber music and private practice.
Homework: Private practice is assumed to be about an hour per night. It is also assumed that part of this practice time would be on music assigned by the student's private instructor.
Course Fee / Materials: ASB Card. $30 class fee. Proper concert attire is required. There may be some travel fees. $150/year rental for school cellos and basses, $50 for percussion.