8th Grade Orchestra
8th Grade Orchestra meets every day all year as an Encore elective. This class is based on the Ohio Music Standards and focuses on strengthening existing playing techniques learned in 6th and 7th Grade Orchestra as well as learning intermediate to advanced string playing techniques essential for successful participation in Princeton High School Orchestra. Students will be introduced into playing in smaller type chamber groups. Intermediate bow strokes covered include spiccato, portato, martele and others as the music indicates. Students will continue to develop their skills in shifting to higher positions, and will learn techniques to use higher positions at other times other than playing higher notes. Students will also continue to develop skills in tone production, using vibrato as appropriate. This group performs three to four required concerts each year. There is a pay to participate fee attached to this course.