The Concert Orchestra generally includes 60-70 students, and is open to continuing string players in grades 9-12. The Orchestra performs string and full orchestra music from a range of historical periods and twentieth century, including jazz and eclectic styles. Students will study the different bowings, articulations, dynamics, keys and nuances associated with each composition. This ensemble performs at Stringarama, the High School Winter and Spring Concerts, the “POPS” Concert, and at the annual MICCA Concert Festival. Additional concerts may be scheduled with guest artists and for high school graduation. Periodically, the Concert Orchestra will travel and participate in out-of-state festivals. Requirements: Participation in all scheduled performances is required; completion of two semester playing reviews, two brief writing assignments (1 per semester), and in-class playing quizzes.