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Class Fee

Each Orchetra Course has a Class Fee of $30.  This fee covers the cost of music used throughout the school year and school-owned equipment that is not rented.  Optional Fee $100 Instrumental Rental Fee.  Students may choose to rent a VCS-owned instrument for use at home and in the classroom.

Orchestra Courses

Orchestra 1

The purpose of this course is to develop musicianship skill in music ensembles on orchestral instruments.  The content shall include opportunities enabling students to develop basic fundamental skills in characteristic tone production, orchestral performing techniques, musical literacy and music appreciation.  After school rehearsals and performances are a part of this course.

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Orchestra 2

The purpose of this course is to extend musicianship and ensemble experiences on orchestral instruments.  The content shall include extended skill development in characteristic tone production, orchestral performance techniques, musical literacy and music appreciation.  After school rehearsals and performances are a part of this course.

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Orchestra 3

The purpose of this course is to provide students with instruction in the development of technical skills through the study of varied orchestral literature.  The content shall include interpreting medium level orchestral music, establishing appropriate tone production and performance techniques, identifying simple musical forms and varied style periods, formulating aesthetic awareness.  After school rehearsals and performances are a part of this course.

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Orchestra 4

The purpose of this course is to provide students with instruction in the application of musicianship and technical skills through the study of varied orchestral literature.  The content shall include independent interpretation of medium level orchestral music, refinement of tone production and performance techniques, musical form, style periods, and aesthetic perceptions.  After school rehearsals and performances are a part of this course.

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Orchestra 5 Honors

This course provides large group instruction and performance in string, wind, and percussion instruments.  Major emphasis of study will focus on continuing skill development, conceptual understanding and aesthetic appreciation needed to perform selected literature.  Activities will include concerts, festivals, etc.  As an honors course, the focus will be on cooperative learning as well as individualized instruction, student leadership, a written comprehensive examination and musical skills evaluation through ensemble performance, individual solo performance, conducting experiences, and written critiques.

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Orchestra 6 Honors

This course provides large group instruction and performance in string, wind, and percussion instruments.  Major emphasis of study will focus on continuing skill development, conceptual understanding and aesthetic appreciation needed to perform selected literature.  Activities will include concerts, festivals, etc.  As an honors course, the focus will be on cooperative learning as well as individualized instruction, student leadership, a written comprehensive examination and musical skills evaluation through ensemble performance, individual solo performance, conducting experiences, and written critiques.

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