Orchestra

  • Orchestra Faculty:

    Ms. Moran - Jr. & Sr. High Orchestra Director, Jr. High Lessons (click here for Ms. Moran's website)

    Program Information:

    The Jr. High Orchestra consists of 7th and 8th grade students.  The orchestra meets every other day (alternates with Physical Education).  Students who choose to be in both orchestra and choir will attend orchestra 2/3 days and choir 1/3 days (ie. orchestra day 1, 3; choir day 5).

    Students in Jr. High Orchestra will also be required to attend small group lessons which are scheduled over a 6 day cycle.  These lessons will rotate throughout the day.  In order to receive full credit for lesson attendance, a student must attend 6/7 lessons per quarter.  Make-up lesson times are always available if a student is absent from school, or has a test or other activity that cannot be missed.  It is the students' responsibility to keep up with any work they may miss for a lesson.  Classroom teachers are also readily available for extra-help as are the music teachers.  The orchestra performs at a winter and spring concert (dates available on music home page) which count as the students' midterm and final.  All concerts are mandatory.

    The Sr. High Orchestra consists of 9th-12th grade students and meets every day.  Students who choose to be in both choir and orchestra meet every other day alternating with choir.  The orchestra performs at a winter and spring concert (dates available on music home page).  All performances are mandatory as they count towards the final grade.

    The Chamber Orchestra consists of advanced 9th-12th grade orchestra students and meets every day.  This ensemble is only for select students as it performs more difficult repertoire at several events throughout the year. Students who choose to be in both choir and chamber orchestra meet every other day alternating with choir.  The chamber orchestra performs at a winter and spring concert (dates available on music home page) as well as at the Carillon Nursing Center and NYSSMA Majors.  All performances are mandatory as they count towards the final grade.

    Below you will find links to important documents.