This is the most advanced level orchestra, playing upper level music and competing in Region Orchestra auditions and at the Varsity Level in UIL Concert & Sight Reading competition. Auditions are held in April for the following year, and in August for new/transferring students. Advanced Orchestra students continue to build new skills in music theory reading more complex key signatures, rhythms, and pitches at the upper level range of their instruments. Vibrato and Shifting skills will be developed early on in the school year, as well as tremolos, trills, and advanced bowing techniques.
Students in Philharmonic Orchestra are often requested to perform in additional community events or performances for donations back to our school program. We have 4-5 required concerts throughout the school year, Solo & Ensemble Contest, trips, and elementary orchestra tour. Each of these events are included in the required performance schedule for Philharmonic Orchestra.