This course is designed for students who have participated in orchestra in middle school or the previous year in high school. Students continue a sequential development of skills necessary to be come proficient on a musical instrument. Students will perform music commensurate with grade level. Students will learn orchestral repertoire and will develop an understanding of the concepts of music and the cultural heritage of the music studied. Emphasis is will be placed on the development of good tone, accurate pitch, growth in music reading and understanding of a wide variety of music.