Students in Intermediate Orchestra have at least one year of experience. This class will focus on notereading, more complex rhythms, posture and ensemble technique. More advanced techniques, such as vibrato and shifting, will be introduced. Students with private teachers are encouraged to audition for the Region Orchestra and to participate in the Solo and Ensemble Contest. All students in Intermediate Orchestra will participate in the UIL Concert/Sightreading Contest and are required to attend all scheduled rehearsals and concerts. Individual practice outside of school is expected of students for successful mastery of performance standards.