The Advanced Orchestra is a high-achieving ensemble with a busy performance schedule. The course is co-curricular, including participation in concerts, clinics, festivals and concerts during & outside the school day. This ensemble's focus is reading new music frequently and preparing for concerts and festivals. There may be additional workshops or clinics to encourage more involvement across the district in orchestral music, and attendance for these is highly recommended as string clinicians will be working with the ensemble. It is expected that students in this ensemble are in applied lessons on their instrument. Daily practice is essential.