CMMS Advanced Orchestra
The Advanced Orchestra is comprised of violinists, violists, cellists and bassists with 1-4 years of experience. This is an advanced level ensemble which meets 2nd period each day for 55 minutes. Students must be accepted to this orchestra via teacher recommendation. It is a full-year elective, and students are required to maintain a 2.0 GPA to remain in the ensemble. Finally, in accordance with national standards, students are expected to practice a minimum of 30 minutes daily.
The Advanced Orchestra performs various concerts throughout the year, including a fall, winter, spring and Prism Concert. They will also perform at the Northwest Stockton Cluster Concert, our Annual Benefit Concert for Make-A-Wish Foundation, Music in the Park and CMEA festivals. Students in the Advanced Orchestra are expected to record an audition for the SJCOE Honor Orchestra and may also audition for the CODA All-State Orchestra.
Our program utilizes the national standards, a safe and enriching learning environment and research-based pedagogy/ teaching practice to provide the highest quality music education possible. Through this music education, students will:
The following expectations apply to all curricular ensembles:
A. Students are expected to practice a minimum of 30 minutes per day in order to develop the skills necessary for success in the music program.
B. Students are expected to respect their learning environment and ensemble through daily positive contributions and preparation.
C. Students are expected to perform in all performances throughout the school year to the best of their abilities.
D. Students are expected to respect deadlines, due dates and their peers'/ director's time by communicating appropriately with ensemble members, family members and/or the director in a timely fashion.
E. Students are expected to maintain the character and values of our program by treating ensemble members and the director with kindness, respect and encouragement.