Our Orchestras

Varsity A Team - Chamber 1 Orchestra is the highest-level orchestra offered at Clear Falls High School. It is an auditioned ensemble, with over 30 students, most of whom are juniors and seniors. Chamber Orchestra is designed to acquaint the more serious-minded string students with the many aspects of orchestral literature and performance. Students are exposed to a wide variety of repertoire ranging from full symphonies (performed as a full orchestra), to contemporary and chamber music literature. Over 80% of the students in Chamber Orchestra study privately and many participate in local youth orchestras.

Period 3 - 9:12a-10:07a

Varsity B Team - The Chamber 2 Orchestra is the middle level orchestra offered at Clear Falls High School. It is an auditioned ensemble, with over 40 students, most of whom are sophomores and juniors. The Symphony Orchestra offers students the opportunity to perform a variety of literature, ranging from classical literature to pops music. Close to 40 % of the students in Symphonic Orchestra take private lessons and several participate in youth orchestras.

Period 7 - 1:40p-2:30p

NON Varsity A - The Symphony Orchestra is the base orchestra offered at Clear Falls High School. Philharmonic students are mostly students who have played a string instrument for three years or more. Students in the Philharmonic Orchestra are exposed to a variety of literature, ranging from classical music, to pops music. Philharmonic Orchestra is designed to train young musicians in the many aspects of string playing, with the goal of helping students successfully audition into one of the top orchestras. Philharmonic Orchestra has over 40 students, most of whom are freshman and sophomore students.

Period 6 - 12:44p-1:34p

NON Varsity B - Philharmonic 1 Orchestra is the beginner orchestra offered at Clear Falls High School. Concert 1 students are mostly students who have played a string instrument for at least two years. Students in Concert 1 are exposed to a variety of literature, proper technique, ensemble performance skills, basic string repertoire, note-reading skills and beginning level theory. Concert 1 is comprised of different grade levels most of whom are freshman and sophomore students.

Period 2 - 8:16a-9:06a

NON Varsity C - Philharmonic 2 Orchestra is our entry level orchestra that offered at Clear Falls High School. Concert 2 students are students who have played a string instrument for at least a year or no experience with string instruments. Students in Concert 2 are introduced to a beginning level music, mainly focusing on technique. Concert 2 is comprised of different grade levels most of whom are freshman and sophomore students.

Period 1 - 7:20a-8:10a

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