Students in Advanced Orchestra have at least one year of playing experience and have been placed in Advanced Orchestra through an audition with the orchestra director. This class will focus on developing vibrato, shifting, extensions and musicianship to a higher level. Students in Advanced Orchestra are strongly encouraged to take lessons with a private teacher, audition for Region Orchestra and to participate in Solo and Ensemble Contest. All students in Advanced Orchestra will participate in the UIL Concert/Sight-reading 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.