POTW: October orchestra concert

Published October 27, 2019

Chamber Orchestra
The Chamber Orchestra is highly accomplished students who play a stringed instrument and have successfully auditioned into the orchestra. Wind and percussion students wishing to perform with the orchestra must be enrolled in the band and are placed in the orchestra as needed by audition. The focus of this ensemble is to develop and refine students’ musical experiences and techniques through the performance of masterworks written for string and symphonic orchestra. While focusing on traditional orchestra music, it is the intent of this class to expose students to a wide variety of music from the past and present and from our own and other cultures. Once per week the orchestra is joined by select members of the Symphonic Band for a full orchestra rehearsal. The Chamber Orchestra performs several evening concerts each year that are required for participation. In addition to regular performances at BHS, performance opportunities include IMEA Honors orchestra, solo/ensemble festival, Fine Arts Musical Pit Orchestra, and performances in the community.

 

String Orchestra
The String Orchestra is open to any student grades 10-12, who has experience playing a stringed instrument. The focus of this ensemble is to develop and refine students’ musical experiences and techniques through the performance of music written for the string orchestra. While focusing on traditional orchestra music, it is the intent of this class to expose students to a wide variety of music from the past and present; from our own and other cultures. The String Orchestra performs several evening concerts each year that are required for participation. In addition to regular performances at BHS, performance opportunities include IMEA Honors orchestra, solo/ensemble festival, Fine Arts Musical Pit Orchestra, and performances in the community.

 

Varsity Orchestra
The Varsity Orchestra is open to any 9th-grade student who has experience playing a stringed instrument.  The focus of this ensemble is to develop and refine students’ musical experiences and techniques through the performance of music written for the string orchestra.  While focusing on traditional orchestra music, it is the intent of this class to expose students to a wide variety of music from the past and present; from our own and other cultures.  The Varsity Orchestra performs several evening concerts each year that are required for participation.  In addition to regular performances at BHS, performance opportunities include IMEA Honors orchestra, solo/ensemble festival, Fine Arts Musical Pit Orchestra, and performances in the community.  All incoming 9th-grade orchestra students are enrolled in the Varsity Orchestra unless auditioned into the Chamber Orchestra.

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