Kennedy Orchestra Ensembles
Concert Orchestra is an ensemble of 6th grade students. 6th grade Concert Orchestra is designed to transition incoming 6th graders into a larger performance ensemble. Students will learn the basics skills needed to perform in an orchestral ensemble and focus on executing proper playing technique while strengthening their sight-reading skills. Members are required to attend all rehearsals, lessons, and performances. Rehearsals take place twice a week during supervised study.
Rehearsal Schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays- 9th period.
Chamber Orchestra is an ensemble of 7th grade students. Chamber Orchestra is designed to introduce students to a variety of genres of music while teaching them how to execute different playing styles in orchestra. Rehearsals are during supervised study twice a week. Members are expected to attend all rehearsals, lessons, and performances.
Rehearsal schedule: Tuesday and Thursday – 8th period
Symphonic Orchestra is the highest performing orchestral group at Kennedy Junior High. Students are expected to incorporate a culmination of all the skills they have acquired in 6th and 7th grade. Symphonic Orchestra students perform literature from all periods and from a variety of genres. Kennedy orchestra members are expected to independently prepare technical aspects of literature prior to rehearsing together in a large group setting. Rehearsals take place twice a week during supervised study.
Rehearsal schedule: Tuesday and Thursday- 4th period