7th and 8th Grade Orchestra

7th and 8th Grade Orchestras

The 7th and 8th grade orchestras at Sequoyah Middle School are intended for students who have completed the beginner orchestra program, having one to two years of prior orchestral experience. Beginners interested in joining orchestra during their 7th or 8th grade year should plan to meet with Mr. Leslie prior to their entrance into the program. Our 7th grade orchestra rehearses daily during second period, while our 8th grade orchestra rehearses daily during eighth period. Students in these advanced ensembles will continue to establish themselves on their instruments through the study of more complex musical concepts while working to further establish a strong fundamental foundation. 7th and 8th grade orchestras students perform throughout the year at Sequoyah, and throughout the region.

Musicians in our 7th and 8th grade ensembles perform challenging orchestral literature, and are expected to practice regularly each day. Musicians in these advanced ensembles are expected to maintain a high level of professionalism during rehearsals and performances, and are expected to serve as leaders in the Sequoyah community. Musicians in our 7th and 8th grade ensembles will be engaged in a culture of high achieving students who are committed to a heightened standard of behavior and character development. Frequently, we discuss teamwork, commitment, dedication, and ideas related to personal development and character education.

Please contact Mr. Leslie if you are interested in joining our 7th or 8th grade orchestra.

School Board Recognition!

The Sequoyah Instrumental Music Department was recognized by Dr. Tammy Campbell, Superintendent of the Federal Way Public Schools, and by the members of our school board for receiving the first orchestra superior award in school history! Congratulations 2018 Advanced Orchestra students!

Superior Award!

The Sequoyah Advanced Orchestra (8th grade and select 7th grade students) was the recipient of the prestigious superior award at the 2018 Valley Region Orchestra Contest!