Symphonic/Sinfonia Orchestra
Intermediate Instrumental Ensemble


Open to any student who has completed one year of concert orchestra or by teacher recommendation. Most upperclassmen will be placed in these orchestras. Students will build their technique working towards mastery of three-octave scales, upper positions, vibrato, tone, and intonation. Performs Level IV music in concerts.

The Duluth HS Orchestra will be holding a mandatory parent meeting for all orchestra students and parents on Tuesday, September 8, 2016.  The meeting will take place in the Duluth HS Theater (600 Building).    

We will be giving important information about the events and activities of the orchestra this year and more information about our Spring Trip.  In addition, there will be opportunities to pay fees/dues and sign up to volunteer for different events throughout the year. 


Please click here to print the acknowledgment form that needs to be signed and return to the orchestra directors in class.

Announcements

Duluth High School has the largest orchestra program in the state of Georgia with over 340 students enrolled. It is a daily class in which students continue development on violin, viola, cello, or bass. There are five orchestras: Concert, Chamber, Philharmonic, Sinfonia, and Symphonic. The orchestras alternate traveling abroad and within the United States every other year.

Concert Orchestra
Intermediate Orchestra


Open to any student with three or more years of class instruction. Most freshman will be placed in this orchestra. Students will build their technique working towards mastery of three-octave scales, upper positions, vibrato, tone, and intonation. Performs Level III and IV music in concerts.

Chamber Ensemble
Mastery Ensemble


Open to any student by audition in the spring of each year. Students will build their technique working towards mastery of three-octave scales, upper positions, vibrato, tone, and intonation. Performs Level VI music in concerts. Students are REQUIRED to take private lessons, audition for all-state (and perform with the all-state orchestra if selected), and play in outside youth orchestras. Students are strongly encouraged to own an advanced student instrument and bow and keep it maintained with professional quality strings and bows re-haired as needed.

Philharmonic Orchestra
Advanced Orchestra


Open to any student by audition in the spring of each year. Students will build their technique working towards mastery of three-octave scales, upper positions, vibrato, tone, and intonation. Performs Level IV and V music in concerts. Private lessons are strongly recommended. Students are strongly encouraged to own an advanced step-up instrument and bow and keep it maintained with professional quality strings and bows re-haired as needed.