• Orchestra - Honors                                                  Year                                                                                         CMS

    Selected by Audition, Grades 7 and 8

    Members of this group should be able to demonstrate advanced technical ability on their individual instrument including beginning to shift, vibrate, and perform in advanced keys. Honors orchestra students are strongly encouraged to participate in district and community youth orchestras and to audition for Region and All-State ensembles. Honors orchestra students are often asked to attend day and/or overnight festival competitions in the spring enabling students to experience teamwork and cooperation. The Honors orchestra is designed for students who have completed three or more years of string instruction, and it may require some after school practices to prepare for performances and/or festivals. Students must audition annually for the Chapin Middle School orchestra director and have a recommendation from the current year’s teacher.