Concert Orchestra / Advisory
Freshman string players enroll for Concert Orchestra, a performance based class that provides students with experiences designed to develop the basic technical skills of string instrument playing and musicianship. This class satisfies the Freshman Advisory requirement. The Concert Orchestra also performs joint concerts with the Symphony Orchestra.
Sophomore through senior string players, with the permission of the director, enroll for the Symphony Orchestra. Wind and percussion students must be concurrently enrolled in the Wind Ensemble.
Chamber Orchestra is a performance based laboratory class open to all string players by audition only. Students must be enrolled in either Concert Orchestra or Symphony Orchestra.
Rehearsals meet daily during early bird. In addition to performing regular concerts at DHS, students in the chamber orchestra are uniquely suited to be a showpiece ensemble for the orchestra program in the Deerfield community. All orchestras have the opportunity to participate in the musical production, community performances, recording projects, contests, festivals, retreats and performing tours (Israel 2015, Arizona 2013, New York 2011, Orlando 2009, Sand Francisco 2008 and Eastern Europe 2006).