Orchestra is a performing group that consists of orchestral strings: violin, viola, cello, and string bass. Music of many historical periods and styles will be studied, discussed and performed. The historical/cultural context of music performed will be discussed and critical thinking/evaluation skills concerning music will be developed. Performances function as major class examinations and concert attendance is required. The Orchestra performs five concerts per school year. Members of the Orchestra have the opportunity to audition for All State and All-Northwest orchestras, as well as District and State Solo Festival/Contest. This class will help satisfy the academic humanities graduation requirement.
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