Fees: $50.00 class fee to cover festival performance transportation costs, class method book, and apparel. Students must also pay for ASB card verification, orchestra uniform, renting of instruments (if applicable), and field trips. Assistance is available upon review.

Learning Recommendations: A successful audition or director invitation is required to join the orchestra. Violinists & violists must provide their own instruments for classroom use. Instruments will be available for school use by cello and bass players; students must have their own cellos and basses for home practice.

Students who wish to be members of the Chamber Orchestra should register for MU200A/B - Skyline String Orchestra on their course requests. Upon completion of a successful audition, the director will work with counselors to ensure that students are placed in the Chamber Orchestra class. Please click here to access Chamber Orchestra audition information. Audition materials can be found in the folder entitled ‘Allstate, Evergreen, Chamber Orchestra Audition Materials.’

General Description: The Skyline Chamber Orchestra is open to string students in grades 9 through 12 who complete a successful audition or receive an invitation from the director. Students will learn advanced elements of music, with an emphasis on classical string repertoire, at an accelerated pace. Performances for the school, the community and at music festivals outside of the school day are part of the class curriculum and participation is required. Orchestra students may travel to an out of state performance opportunity on a bi-annual basis.


  • Rehearsal technique
  • Ensemble technique
  • Music theory and history


  • 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.