Orchestra

All students enrolled in Orchestra beyond Year I beyond Year I will be charged a one-time per year participation of $200.00*.

Please contact the campus bookkeeper if your student is involved in more than one activity for which a participation fee is required.

Students who qualify for the National Free Lunch Program shall be exempt from the participation fee. Payment may be made in one of two ways: By cash, check or money order to the campus bookkeeper OR by credit card. To pay by credit card, login to Online Payments (https://eanes.revtrak.net/).

*Participation fees as of 12/31/2014

HARP ENSEMBLE

PA695 (MUS1ORCH) 1st YEAR
PA696 (MUS2ORCH) 2nd YEAR
PA697 (MUS3ORCH) 3rd YEAR
PA698 (MUS4ORCH) 4th YEAR

Credit: 1
Grade: 9-12
Prerequisite: Director Approval

Harp Ensemble is a specialty class for students who play harp. Prior experience and director approval are required. Students will concentrate on solo harp literature, harp ensemble literature, and orchestra music which calls for harp. Students will be assigned membership in one of the full or string orchestras and will be required to attend before and/or after school rehearsals and performances as per the demands of the music selections. In addition to group activities, students are required to participate in individual competitions including All-Region Orchestra and UIL District Solo and Ensemble Contests.

  • Credit: 1
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
  • Grade 9
CHAMBER ORCHESTRA B (Cello and Bass) - PA632 (MUS1ORCH)

Credit: 1
Grade: 9
Prerequisite: Previous Experience and Director Approval

The Chamber Orchestra is a musical organization for first year orchestra students. Introduction to high school level literature and routine is the foundation for this course. Concert and contest performances are frequent and include fine string orchestra and occasionally full orchestra literature. This is a performance-oriented class in which students are required to attend before and/or after school rehearsals and performances. Attendance is an integral part of the student’s grade. In addition to group activities, students are expected to participate in individual competitions including All-Region Orchestra and UIL District Solo and Ensemble contests.

  • Credit: 1
  • Grade 9
CHAMBER ORCHESTRA T (Violin and Viola) - PA631 (MUS1ORCH)

Credit: 1
Grade: 9
Prerequisite: Previous Experience and Director Approval

The Chamber Orchestra is a musical organization for first year orchestra students. Introduction to high school level literature and routine is the foundation for this course. Concert and contest performances are frequent and include fine string orchestra and occasionally full orchestra literature. This is a performance-oriented class in which students are required to attend before and/or after school rehearsals and performances. Attendance is an integral part of the student’s grade. In addition to group activities, students are expected to participate in individual competitions including All-Region Orchestra and UIL District Solo and Ensemble contests.

  • Credit: 1
  • Grade 9
PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

PA634 (MUS2ORCH) 2nd YEAR in HS Orchestra
PA635 (MUS3ORCH) 3rd YEAR in HS Orchestra
PA633 (MUS4ORCH) 4th YEAR in HS Orchestra

Credit: 1
Grade: 10-12
Prerequisite: One year of Orchestra and Director Approval

The Philharmonic Orchestra is a musical organization serving as a laboratory for students of string instruments. Concert and contest performances are frequent and include fine string orchestra and occasionally full orchestra literature. This is a performance-oriented class in which students are required to attend before and/or after school rehearsals and performances. Attendance is an integral part of the student’s grade. In addition to group activities, students are expected to participate in individual competitions including All-Region Orchestra and UIL District Solo and Ensemble contests.

  • Credit: 1
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA A

PA692(MUS2ORCH) 2nd YEAR in HS Orchestra
PA693 (MUS3ORCH) 3rd YEAR in HS Orchestra
PA694 (MUS4ORCH) 4th YEAR in HS Orchestra

Credit: 1
Grade: 10-12
Prerequisite: Successful completion of previous year of Orchestra; Audition; and Director Approval

The Symphony Orchestra is designed to challenge the most talented and highly motivated string students at Westlake High School. Concert and contest performances are frequent and include the finest string literature of which the Symphony String Orchestra is capable, as well as the finest full orchestra literature of which the Symphony Full Orchestra (combining with winds and percussion) is capable. This is a performance-oriented class in which students are required to attend before and/or after school rehearsals and performances. Attendance is an integral part of the student’s grade. In addition to group activities, students are expected to participate in individual competitions including All-Region Orchestra and UIL District Solo and Ensemble contests.

  • Credit: 1
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA B

PA638 (MUS2ORCH) 2nd YEAR in HS Orchestra
PA639 (MUS3ORCH) 3rd YEAR in HS Orchestra
PA642 (MUS4ORCH) 4th YEAR in HS Orchestra

Credit: 1
Grade: 10-12
Prerequisite: Successful completion of previous year of Orchestra; Audition; and Director Approval

The Symphony Orchestra is designed to challenge the most talented and highly motivated string students at Westlake High School. Concert and contest performances are frequent and include the finest string literature of which the Symphony String Orchestra is capable, as well as the finest full orchestra literature of which the Symphony Full Orchestra (combining with winds and percussion) is capable. This is a performance-oriented class in which students are required to attend before and/or after school rehearsals and performances. Attendance is an integral part of the student’s grade. In addition to group activities, students are expected to participate in individual competitions including All-Region Orchestra and UIL District Solo and Ensemble contests.

  • Credit: 1
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12