High School Orchestra
Courses & Programs

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Symphony Orchestra

High School

The MHS Symphony Orchestra is a highly select group performing the finest in orchestral literature, which allows freshmen and sophomores to participate with Honors Symphony Orchestra. Proper orchestral technique, ear training skills, music theory, and appropriate rehearsal/performance disciplines will be taught and maintained within the group throughout thethree trimesters. Enrollment is by audition and director(s) recommendation. This performance-based class will include A/AA concert literature and solo and ensemble music. Students selected must be available for rehearsals after school, public performances, solo and ensemble adjudicated events, and OMEA district and state contests. Freshmen and sophomores will be introduced to and adjust to the demands of advanced orchestral technique while participating with the Honors Symphony Orchestra. Students must complete specified criteria outlined during the audition process, in order to participate in the ensemble. Freshmen and sophomores will not receive honors credit.

 

 

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Concert Green and White Orchestras

High School

The MHS Concert Orchestras are open to all students in grades 9 – 12 who play violin, viola, cello or the double bass. Proper technique, ear training skills, music theory, and appropriate rehearsal/performance disciplines will be taught and maintained within the group. Enrollment is by audition and director recommendation only. The Concert Orchestras concentrate on the basic fundamentals of instrumental music (note reading, rhythm, tone, etc.) These groups perform during the school year for school functions, district contests, community activities and special performances.

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Philharmonic Orchestra

High School

The MHS Philharmonic Orchestra meets for two semesters and is open to students in grades 9 through 12 who play violin, viola, cello or bass. This ensemble is geared towards juniors and seniors and prepares them for entering the Symphony Orchestra. Enrollment will be by audition and director(s) recommendation and based on the instrumentation needs of the ensemble. This performance-based class will include Class A concert literature. Students participating must be available for public performances, solo and ensemble adjudicated events, OMEA district contests and occasional after school rehearsals.

 

 

 

 

 

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Freshman Green and White Orchestras

High School

The MHS Freshman Orchestras are open to all students in grades 9 who play violin, viola, cello or the double bass. Proper technique, ear training skills, music theory, and appropriate rehearsal/performance disciplines will be taught and maintained within the group. Enrollment is by audition and director recommendation only. The Concert Orchestras concentrate on the basic fundamentals of instrumental music (note reading, rhythm, tone, etc.) These groups perform during the school year for school functions, district contests, community activities and special performances.