This class is for the student who wishes to play a stringed instrument in an orchestra ensemble (violin, viola, cello, and string bass). Students will be required to obtain their own instrument. You may contact the music department director for more information for an instrument. This is a year-long class. Students will be taught how to read music, play music and perform music. This is a performance-based curriculum. Grading is based on playing your instrument, keeping current on assignments and daily practice schedule outside of class. Time outside the normal school day will be required if performances are out of the school schedule. A limited number of public performances serve as a culmination of daily rehearsal and musical goals set forth by the teacher. Students are required to participate in performances outside the school day that support and extend learning in the classroom. Rehearsal schedules also include one day after school a week.