• Welcome to Orchestra 

     
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    Welcome to Santan Orchestra!

     

     
     
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    Cadet and Chamber Orchestras meet on Day 1; Concert Orchestra meets on Day 2
     
     

    SANTAN JR. HIGH ORCHESTRA SYLLABUS

     

    The focus this year for all of the classes at Santan JH will be to strengthen the student’s music reading skills.  Listed below are the expectations for each orchestra level.

     

    CADET ORCHESTRA

     

    By the end of the school year the students should be able to read and perform Grade 2 literature in the keys of D, G, and C major.  Skills we will focus on are:

     

    • Reading uneven rhythms
    • Learning the 2 octave scales of D, G, and C
    • Learning the arpeggios of the above scales
    • Shifting

     

    CONCERT ORCHESTRA

     

    By the end of the school year students will be able to play Grade 2 literature in the keys of D, G, C, and F major and in A, and E minor.  Skills we will focus on are:

     

    • Reading syncopated rhythm patterns
    • Learning the 2 octave scales of D, G, C and A Major
    • Learning the 1 octave scales of F Major, A and E minor
    • Learning the arpeggios of the above scales
    • Playing in 3rd position
    • Writing a major scale

     

    CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

     

    By the end of the school year students will be able to play Grade 3 literature.  Skills we will focus on are:

     

    • Reading uneven and syncopated rhythm patterns; and mixed meter
    • Learning the 2 octave scales of D, G, C, A, F and Bb Major
    • Learning the 1 octave scales of A, E, B and D minor
    • Learning the arpeggios of the above scales
    • Playing in 3rd and 5th positions
    • Writing a major scale and it’s relative minor

    Orchestra Handbook


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