String Orchestra is the first Orchestra students will participate in at University High School. This a year long class with a lot of great opportunities for students to perform! Students 9-12 take this ensemble to work on fundamentals of playing a string instrument, learn awesome repertoire to perform in concerts, and develop ensemble skills critical for being a well-rounded musician. This group is non-auditioned and is open to all students!
This group performs 3-4 times per year in the evenings, and at an adjudicated festival. Students in orchestra will have additional opportunities outside of the normal class requirements as well!
Working instrument! It is important you have a working instrument daily. If you need an instrument from the school, please speak with Mr. Newbill
All Instrument accessories: Rosin, Extra Strings, Rock stop for cellos and bass. Go to a local music shop for recommendations, or ask Mr. Newbill!
Pencil: Important for marking music daily in class.
Habits of a Successful String Musician for your instrument. I have class copies, but it is great when folks are able to obtain their own copy.
3 Ring Binder: Important for any sort of warm up packets/pep music/theory work