Appling Middle School

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8th Grade Orchestra

Amber Cleveland


Course Description

     In 8th Grade Orchestra, students will deepen their knowledge of playing stringed instruments.  Students will perform in Chamber Ensembles, audition for All West, participate in Solo & Ensemble, participate in Concert Festival, perform for recruiting purposes, and perform in at least 2 District Concerts.  By the end of their third year of Orchestra, students should be able to: play one octave A, E, F, Bb, Eb, and Ab Major scales; play two octave C, G, D, and F Major scales; play a two octave c melodic minor scale; sight-read at an intermediate to advanced level; have a clear understanding of historical time periods of music and the corresponding composers; and have a thorough understanding of music theory.