Orchestras

Primary String Orchestras

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The primary string orchestras are open to all primary aged students at any skill level. Rehearsals run weekly at a number of locations. Each string orchestra rehearses the same pieces each week and performs the same repertoire. Each month, these orchestras have opportunities to work towards busking and assembly performances.

Secondary String Orchestra

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The secondary string orchestra is open to all secondary aged students at any skill level. Saturday rehearsals run each week in Forest Hill. Students perform frequently and are developed in their ensemble playing abilities to prepare them for future positions in the Senior Chamber Orchestra when positions become available.

Junior Chamber Orchestra

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The Junior Chamber Orchestra is for selected primary aged students. Students are invited to join when one of the 24 positions becomes available (3 violins & 1 cello from each age group). The minimum standard of players is grade 3. Students are strategically developed in their ensemble playing to prepare them for future paid quartet performances with the company Little Notes. After 2/3 years of training, students develop their performing skills and repertoire to move into leadership roles within the orchestra and perform at paid jobs around Melbourne. A portfolio of performances is collated for scholarship applications.

Senior Chamber Orchestra

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The Senior Chamber Orchestra is for selected students of any age. Students are invited to join when one of the 16 positions in the orchestra becomes available (8 violins, 4 violas & 4 cellos). The minimum standard of players is grade 7. This orchestra has frequent paid jobs at weddings and corporate events around Melbourne, forming the 'Melbourne String Performers Quartet'. In addition, this orchestra focuses on performing eight showcase concertos each year. 

Weekly Rehearsal Schedule - String orchestras

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Monday: 8:00am ~ 8:50am

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Primary String Orchestra

Tuesday: 3:40pm ~ 4:30pm

Rangeview Primary School - in the library

27 Churinga Ave, Mitcham VIC 3132

Primary String Orchestra

Wednesday: 8:00am ~ 8:50am

Mitcham Primary School - in the performing arts centre

294 Mitcham Rd, Mitcham VIC 3132

Primary String Orchestra

Thursday: 8:00am ~ 8:50am

Birralee Primary School - in the portable next to the Mandarin room

8-26 Heyington Ave, Doncaster VIC 3108

Primary String Orchestra

Friday: 8:00am ~ 8:50am

Vermont Primary School - in the music room

Nurlendi Rd, Vermont VIC 3133

Primary String Orchestra

Saturday: 9:00am ~ 9:50am

Forest Hill VIC 3131

Secondary String Orchestra

*Rehearsals to commence once renovations in Forest Hill have been completed*

WEEKLY REHEARSAL SCHEDULE - Chamber Orchestras

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Junior Chamber Orchestra

Tuesday: 7:30am ~ 8:30am

Mitcham Primary School - in the performing arts centre

294 Mitcham Rd, Mitcham VIC 3132

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Senior Chamber Orchestra

Saturday: 12:45pm ~ 2:00pm

Forest Hill VIC 3131

*Rehearsals to resume once renovations in Forest Hill have been completed*