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SMS Orchestra

Welcome to the SMS Orchestras' webpage. We're enjoying the 2015-2016 school year with expectations for great music-making and success in improving technical skills as we explore aspects of string playing from Bach to rock!

Class Description:

There are currently three orchestra classes at Simle. The 6th, 7th, and 8th grade orchestras meet for 45 minutes every day of the week. These groups are for everyone who enjoys playing violin, viola, cello or bass and does not require an audition to become a member, although students must have previous experience playing a stringed instrument. Focus is given to developing skills while learning traditional string orchestra classics in addition to lighter pop and rock selections.

Five main orchestra concerts are held in which each group presents its own work and several pieces are performed by the full combined orchestras. In addition, there is the Middle Level Honors Orchestra for 7th and 8th graders. All students will also have the opportunity to perform chamber music groups in recital.

Ms Abby Walker, Director
Simle Middle School Orchestras
323-4600 ex. 5395

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