February 18, 2018
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Orchestras
Prelude Orchestra  
The Prelude Orchestra is a string orchestra (violin, viola, cello, bass) that is designed for string students who have had ½ to 1 full-year of orchestra experience (Grade 6 & 7).  It is offered in the Spring semesters only.




Concertante Orchestra  
The Concertante Orchestra is a string orchestra (violin, viola, cello, bass) that is designed for beginning string students with limited reading experience. Students at the Suzuki Book Level I or a comparable level who have mastered proper position for their instrument are eligible for this orchestra.   It is offered in both Fall and Spring semesters.

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Intermezzo Orchestra  
The Intermezzo Orchestra is a string orchestra (violin, viola, cello, bass) that is designed for students who have had limited orchestral experience and who are working on mastering their reading ability. Students at the Suzuki Book Level 2 or a comparable level who play with proper position for their instrument are eligible for this orchestra.  

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Camerata Orchestra  
The Camerata Orchestra is a string orchestra (violin, viola, cello, bass) that is designed for intermediate string players who are learning to master bow control, vibrato, and shifting into higher positions. Students at the Suzuki Book Level 3 or a comparable level who have mastered proper position and who play with accurate intonation and resonant tone are eligible for this orchestra.  



Sinfonietta Orchestra  
The Sinfonietta Orchestra is a string orchestra (violin, viola, cello, bass) that is designed for intermediate string players who are learning to master bow control, vibrato, and shifting into higher positions. Students at the Suzuki Book Level 4 or a comparable level who have mastered proper position and who play with accurate intonation and resonant tone are eligible for this orchestra.  



Philharmonic Orchestra  
The Philharmonic Orchestra is a string orchestra during the fall semester and a full orchestra (strings, winds, and percussion) during the spring semester. The Philharmonic is designed for advanced string, wind, and percussion players who wish to further their instrumental musical education with challenging orchestral repertoire. String players at the Suzuki Book Level 5 or a comparable level who have mastered proper position, play with accurate intonation and resonant tone, shift accurately into all positions, and play with refined bow control and vibrato are eligible for this orchestra. Wind and percussion players who have qualified for Texas Music Educators Association Region Middle School Orchestra are eligible for this orchestra by invitation (if openings in the specific wind/percussion sections exist) – not audition. Students may not be considered for membership in the Philharmonic Orchestra prior to grade 6. 
  
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Symphony Orchestra  
The Symphony Orchestra is a string orchestra during the fall semester and a full orchestra (strings, winds, and percussion) during the spring semester. The Symphony is designed for highly advanced string, wind, and percussion players who wish to further their instrumental musical education with high-level orchestral repertoire. String players who have mastered proper position, play with accurate intonation and resonant tone, shift accurately into all positions, and play with refined bow control and vibrato are eligible for this orchestra. Wind and percussion players who have qualified for Texas Music Educators Association Region High School Orchestra are eligible for this orchestra by invitation (if openings in the specific wind/percussion sections exist) – not audition. Students may not be considered for membership in the Symphony Orchestra prior to grade 8.