• The 8th grade orchestra program continues studying and performing music from the Classical repertoire and popular styles with the goal being to prepare for the more advanced orchestra classes of the high school. Reading skills are emphasized by using technical studies and music for performances. Proficiency in reading and 2 octave scales is expected and concert music is to be learned at home. Students are encouraged to audition and participate in the Intermediate All-County Orchestras and to have evaluations of their playing at the NYSSMA festivals. Students are expected to come for sectionals 2 periods per quarter. Every student is required to have Strictly Strings Volume 1 & 2 for use at home and in class.


           Required Supplies

     Instrument & Rosin

    Strictly Strings Books volume 1 & 2

    Folder for music handouts