Junior High Orchestra


The 2017-2018 Junior High Orchestra is comprised of approximately 78 7th and 8th grade students. It is directed by Lauryn Deets, and it meets at the Junior High School. Seventh graders attend orchestra during 6th period on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, alternating with study hall. Eighth graders rehearse every day during 5th period. Every student also receives a 15 minute individual or small group lesson once a week at his/her scheduled time. This is the first instance of orchestra being a curricular course, which can be a difficult transition for some students. Through this course, students will improve their abilities on their instrument, perform challenging music of various genres, strengthen skills such as leadership and cooperation, and learn some basic music theory. Please do not hesitate to contact the director with questions or concerns.

Lauryn Deets
(563)332-0200 Ext 2695


Recent Announcements
*Quarter 2 playing tests are due on Monday, November 20th. If you'd like to look at a copy of the rubric, there is a copy below.

*Our next concert will be on Tuesday, December 5th at 6:30pm in the High School Auditorium. 

What to Practice

8th Grade: G, C, D, and A Major 3 Octaves
7th Grade: C, G, D, A, Eb, Bb, and F Major 2 Octaves

Recordings for Practice




Technique Books 

*Every 7th grade orchestra student must purchase the green "Essential Technique" book 3 unless told otherwise in their lessons. We will use this book daily in class and lessons.

*Every 8th grade orchestra student will need the gold "Advanced Technique" book. This is the fourth and final book in the series and we will use this as daily technique in class.


Lauryn Deets,
Nov 10, 2017, 12:56 PM
Lauryn Deets,
Nov 10, 2017, 12:55 PM