The Crestview Middle School Orchestra Program offers students the opportunity to play a stringed instrument in an ensemble at each grade level. All groups participate in a variety of performances throughout the year and students are encouraged to participate in enrichment opportunities such as private lessons, All-Suburban Honors Orchestra, All-District Honor Orchestra, Solo and Ensemble Festival, and the St. Louis Symphony Community Music School Youth Orchestra Program.
Sixth Grade Intermediate Orchestra
Prerequisite: Fifth grade orchestra or equivalent training.
Students receive instruction in music reading skills, production of a good tone, bowing, and left-hand techniques.
Seventh Grade Cadet Orchestra
Prerequisite: Intermediate Orchestra or equivalent training.
This is a performance-oriented course. The fundamentals of performance within an orchestral ensemble will be developed. Orchestral literature in a variety of different styles will be rehearsed and performed.
Eighth Grade Concert Orchestra
Prerequisite: Cadet Orchestra or equivalent training.
This is a performance-oriented course. Training is provided in technical skills, music reading and in the performance of a broad range of musical styles. More advanced orchestral literature is performed.