An auditioned chamber orchestra comprised of students whoplay violin, viola, cello, or bass. Thisis a highly selective and motivated group of string players. Chamber Orchestra performs a rigorous arrayof string orchestra literature ranging from Baroque to contemporary. Chamber Orchestra combines with members ofthe band and choir for a winter masterwork performance, participates in chambertechnique instruction/ coaching from local experts, and performs at the Fall,Winter, and Spring Concerts. ChamberOrchestra will attend the fall retreat with Concert and Symphonic Orchestrasand compete at regional festivals. Overthe course of the year, students will form small ensembles (trios, quartets,etc.) for various gig performance opportunities. There may be a regional, national, orinternational spring trip scheduled, depending on the year. Seating and section leader auditions willtake place at the beginning of each school year.