chamber

The Chamber Orchestra is the premiere group of the Orchestra Program. The ensemble is designed to provide members with the opportunity to rehearse quality, advanced high school/college level repertoire while also demanding and fostering excellent musicianship and ensembleship from each student. Chamber is comprised of sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have auditioned and been placed in this group towards the end of the previous school year. Over the course of the school year, students perform in several home concerts while also fully participating in quality retreats, festivals and concerts.

Members of the ensemble are encouraged to participate in honor groups including All-State/All-NW, Solo & Ensemble contest and other invitational/auditioned honor orchestras. Students are expected to prepare and rehearse their music with the utmost attention to detail. Students work towards applying their skills in tone, intonation, style and technique and turning these into effective and meaningful expression. Students successfully completing the four year sequence are knowledgeable music listeners; able to enjoy music as lay participants throughout life; prepared to study music at an advanced level.

SINFONIA

Sinfonia is the middle tier of the Bellevue Orchestra Program. Sinfonia is comprised of sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have completed one year of high school orchestra (Concert Orchestra). The ensemble focuses on providing quality high school literature with the purpose of improving musicianship, music literacy, and instrumental skills in order to progress students towards mastery. Over the course of the school year, students perform in several home concerts, while also afforded opportunities to participate and perform in quality retreats and festivals.

 

Members of the ensemble are encouraged to participate in honors groups including All-State/All-NW, Solo & Ensemble contests and other invitational/auditioned honor orchestras.  Students are expected to apply themselves in rehearsals and prepare their parts diligently for concerts. There is an emphasis on individual growth, music literacy, technical skills, and rehearsal/practice techniques to help advance students individual ability. Students successfully completing the four year sequence are knowledgeable music listeners; able to enjoy music as lay participants throughout life; prepared to study music at an advanced level.

concert

Members of the Concert Orchestra include every freshman member of the Bellevue Orchestra. All incoming 8th graders register for this class. The ensemble focuses on providing quality concert literature with the purpose of introducing students to music making at the high school level. Rehearsal skills, listening, communication, and instrumental skills are emphasized. Music literacy and fundamentals are taught and assessed to establish a readiness for making excellent music in years to come. Over the course of the school year, students perform in several home concerts while also participating in select Spring Festivals. 

 

Members of the Orchestra are encouraged to participate in honor groups, including All-State/All-NW, Solo & Ensemble contest, and other invitational/auditioned orchestras. Students are expected to apply themselves in rehearsals and prepare their parts diligently for concerts. Students successfully completing this class are prepared to continue on in the orchestra program at Bellevue High.

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Bellevue, WA 98015-0501

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