Director: Mr. Brian Frazier

Orchestra and Honors Orchestra focus on the study of music through orchestral performance. All string instrumentalists participate in one of the two string ensembles which meets during the school day. Students participating in these ensembles will play medium, medium-advanced, and advanced levels in literature (Grades III, IV and V) according to the ratings of the Maryland Orchestra Directors Association. Emphasis will be placed on musical elements such as technique, phrasing, interpretation, ensemble sound building and intonation.

Students participating in this ensemble are also encouraged to create small chamber ensembles to develop a repertoire of solo and small ensemble work, and a more soloistic style of playing. Students participating in this ensemble often audition for All County, and participate in solo and ensemble, along with several other music organizations.