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WELCOME TO ORCHESTRA

The BBCHS Orchestra is a fine arts elective which provides performance opportunities and ensemble instruction through various styles of music.  Instruction focuses on technique and musical development through string ensembles and a symphony orchestra experience. 

Orchestra is a performance-based class with required participation in all concerts, clinics, and contests, as well as the U of I Orchestra Festival.  This ensemble performs school concerts throughout the year, as well as the IHSA Solo & Ensemble and Music Organization contests. 

Attendance at activities, rehearsals, and performances outside the school day, including before and after school and weekends is required.  Additional optional activities include Musical Pit Orchestra, IMEA District 3 Festival, and chamber ensembles.

 

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Concert Orchestra
Student must play a string orchestra instrument.* Orchestra is a fine arts elective providing performance opportunities and ensemble education through various music styles. Instruction focuses on technique and musical development through string ensembles and a symphony orchestra experience. Orchestra is a performance-based class with required participation in all concerts, clinics, and contests. Attendance at activities, rehearsals, and performances outside the school day including before and after school and weekends is required. Additional optional activities include Pit Orchestra, IMEA District 3 festival, and performance in chamber ensembles. Concurrent enrollment in Orchestra Sectionals is required. (*Violin, Viola, Cello, and String Bass. Pianists will only be considered if they play a string orchestra instrument as well.)

Symphonic Orchestra
The Symphonic Orchestra is open to students who play a string instrument*.  Successful completion of Course 10-80 Concert Orchestra with a successful audition with instructor prior to enrollment. Orchestra is a fine arts elective providing performance opportunities and ensemble education through various music styles. Instruction focuses on technique and musical development through string ensembles and a symphony orchestra experience. Orchestra is a performance-based class with required participation in all concerts, clinics, and contests. Attendance at activities, rehearsals, and performances outside the school day including before and after school and weekends is required. Additional optional activities include Pit Orchestra, IMEA District 3 festival, and performance in chamber ensembles. Concurrent enrollment in Orchestra Sectionals is required. (*Violin, Viola, Cello, and String Bass. Pianists will only be considered if they play a string orchestra instrument as well.)


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