Course Code: 65174/65130/65120   
Course Level:  IB/Advanced/Academic
Credits:      5.0 
Grade Level: 9 - 12 
Prerequisite:       None (see below)

- 5.0 credits: Academic prerequisite: none

- 5.0 credits: Advanced prerequisite:  none; students taking advanced credit will complete additional work.

 - 6.0 credits: IB prerequisite:  teacher approval; students taking IB credit will meet for an additional class period before school once per week from 6:50am – 7:35am)

Description: 

Enrollment in Orchestra allows the student to participate in performing a full range of available musical literature.  Suites, symphonic movements, marches, solo and ensemble literature from the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries are presented in various instrumental settings.

 Members of Orchestra, pending successful auditions, can qualify for possible acceptance into small ensembles and other select groups.  Wind and percussion performers, when needed, will be chosen from available performers.  Enrollment in this course gives the student the opportunity to audition for All-State and Region honors ensembles.

 All members are expected at rehearsals and performances unless excused by the instructor. Every attempt is made to schedule all members for one lesson per week.  Outside private study and practice are encouraged.

 The Differentiated Proficiencies will be presented and discussed in the first weeks of class to allow for an informed choice of level.  Students will select this level prior to the midpoint of the first marking period.