Welcome to the Spring-Ford Strings Program Page!
Spring-Ford Orchestra is an inclusive music ensemble that accepts all seventh and eighth grade students. Auditions are not required to join this ensemble. Our program is designed to give students a positive and meaningful musical experience focusing on ensemble skills, music fundamentals, music literacy, and performance technique.
- All string orchestra students are scheduled for a small group lesson one period a week during school hours.
- Students rehearse as individual grade levels in the morning during homeroom 2-3 days per week.
- The entire string orchestra, grades 7 and 8, rehearses together once a week after school. The rehearsals are on Thursdays from 6:00-7:00pm in the 7th grade center cafetorium.
For more information on schedules and events, please refer to the Schedules/Events Page.
Chamber Strings is a small auditioned group for seventh and eighth graders that meets before school from 7:00-7:45am on Wednesdays and after school from 7:00-7:45pm on Thursdays. Students must be in the Spring-Ford Middle School Orchestra in order to participate. This group is designed to challenge students by studying high school level repertoire.
How To Audition For Chamber Strings:
Auditions will be held at the 7th Grade Center in the strings lesson room on Friday, September 6th starting at 3:00pm. A sign-up sheet will be distributed during the 7th and 8th Grade Orchestra membership meetings. Students should prepare a piece/excerpt of their choice demonstrating their playing ability.
All students need the following attire:
Formal Concert Attire Music Uniform
White polo, dress shirt, or blouse Blue music t-shirt
Black pants or skirt Khaki pants/capris
Black shoes/socks White closed-toe shoes
All students need the following lesson books:
Habits of a Successful Middle Level String Musician - Christopher Selby (Click Here)
Essential Elements Interactive for Strings, Book 2 - Hal Leonard Corporation (Click Here) *7th grade only - same book from 6th grade*
Please Sign up for Remind Notifications!
Text @missbais to the number 81010 to sign up if you are in 7th Grade Orchestra
Text @missbaisc to the number 81010 to sign up if you are in 8th Grade Orchestra
Text @sf78honors to the number 81010 to sign up if you are in Chamber Strings