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.