ORCHESTRAL PROGRAMS


Official NHS Orchestra Website

17-18 Fine Arts Performance Calendar

String Orchestra (Intermediate Orch 1-4)

String Orchestra emphasizes the mechanics of string instruments, note reading, rhythm, pitch discrimination, expression, and music literacy. Performance expectations increase at each sequential level. This is a performance course chosen by students interested in learning to play or continuing to develop performance skills. Rehearsals and performances held outside of the regular school hours are considered required coursework. Students are expected to participate in the course for the entire school year.

Advisor: Tim Aucoin
Requirements for membership: enrollment in orchestra class
Dues: none, miscellaneous expenses as needed for uniforms and accessories

Concert Orchestra (Intermediate Orch 1-4)

Concert Orchestra emphasizes the mechanics of string instruments, note reading, rhythm, pitch discrimination, expression, and music literacy. Performance expectations increase at each sequential level. This is a performance course chosen by students interested in the continued development of more advanced performance skills. Rehearsals and performances held outside of the regular school hours are considered required coursework. Students are expected to participate in the course for the entire school year.

Advisor: Tim Aucoin
Requirements for membership: enrollment in orchestra class
Dues: none, miscellaneous expenses as needed for uniforms and accessories

Philharmonia (Advanced Orch 1-4)

This ensemble emphasizes the mechanics of string instruments, note reading, rhythm, pitch discrimination, expression, and music literacy. In addition to technique, the chamber orchestra will focus on standard string orchestra repertoire. Performance expectations increase at each sequential level. This is a performance course for advanced string students by audition only. Rehearsals and performances held outside of the regular school hours are considered required coursework. Students are expected to participate in the course for the entire school year.

Advisor: Tim Aucoin
Requirements for membership: enrollment in orchestra class
Dues: none, miscellaneous expenses as needed for uniforms and accessories

Chamber Orchestra (Mastery Orch 1-4)

This performing ensemble is designed for students who have advanced techniques and musical skills. Emphasis is placed on refining personal and ensemble technique to better explore the richness of the orchestra tradition. Performance schedules feature local and regional engagements. Rehearsals and performances held outside of class time are considered as gradable experiences for the course.

Advisor: Tim Aucoin
Requirements for membership: enrollment in orchestra class
Dues: none, miscellaneous expenses as needed for uniforms and accessories

Symphonic Orchestra (Mastery Orch 1-4)

Wind, percussion, and string performers are eligible for this ensemble that is intended for students who possess advanced musical skills. Rehearsals are sometimes held outside of school hours for the full ensemble. Activities include local and regional performances.

Advisor: Tim Aucoin

* For more specific information (ex. calendar, handbook, news, etc.) please click on the “Official Orchestra Site” link above.

Northview Chamber Society

This club is designed for students who are self-motivated and have advanced techniques and musical skills. Emphasis is placed on service to the community by sharing musical experiences with a wide variety of audiences. Performance schedules feature local and regional engagements. Rehearsals and performances are held outside of class time.

Advisor: Tim Aucoin
Requirements for membership: enrollment in orchestra class
Dues: none, miscellaneous expenses as needed for uniforms and accessories

Additional Information

Northview High School offers numerous opportunities for student performances through music, musical theater and drama. Many of our ensembles require enrollment in a particular music or drama course, while others meet as extracurricular activities. Participation is open to all students; however, some performing organizations require an audition both for placement and to maintain enrollment limits. Interested students should contact the director/advisor for specific information.