The O'Farrell Charter School

Winner of the National Excellence in Urban Education Award

8th Grade Full Orchestra (Period 7A)

Course Description

 This is an Intermediate Full Orchestra class, includes strings, winds, brass and percussion. Students with three or more playing experience have the opportunity for chair placement.  The class is designed to develop the reading, technical  and aesthetics skills to the proficiency level.  Students critically assess and derive meaning from works of music and the performance of musicians according to the elements of music, aesthetic qualities, and human responses. (California Music Content Standard)
Instruments: Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass, Flute, Clarinet, Alto and Tenor Saxophone, Euphonium, Trombone, Tuba, and Percussion (snare drum, timpani, triangle, claves, and other non pitched percussion instruments.