The 7th & 8th Grade Orchestras at Orefield and Springhouse provides students with learning and performance opportunities on violin, viola, cello, and bass. The orchestras rehearse each week after school at Springhouse Middle School. then combine to perform a District Wide Holiday and Spring Concert at Parkland High School. The primary focus is on the development and expansion of basic skills learned in 6th Grade Orchestra, which is necessary for effective instrumental music performance.
During 2nd and 5th marking periods, Orchestra is an assigned class that meets every day during the same period for the entire marking period. There are no weekly lessons during 2nd or 5th marking periods.
PLEASE NOTE - During 2nd & 5th Marking Periods
Students in Orchestra only
Attend Orchestra every day
Students in Chorus/Orchestra
Orchestra – Days 1,3,5
Chorus – Days 2,4,6
Students in Band/Orchestra
Orchestra - Days 1,3,5
Band – Days 2,4,6
Students in Band/Chorus/Orchestra
Band- Days 1,2
Orchestra – Days 3,4
Chorus – Days 5,6In addition to playing in the 7th and 8th Grade Orchestra, individual growth and achievement are encouraged through participation in Honors Orchestra, PMEA Festivals, and private lessons.