Orchestra Instruction

General Orchestra Instruction by Grade Level

South Colonie offers large group instrumental music instruction on string instruments at the elementary, middle and high school levels.

Middle School Level (Grades 5-8)

The middle schools offer Grade 5 Orchestra, Grade 6 Orchestra and Grade 7/8 Orchestra (meets in two sections). Middle school students receive one 30-minute lesson per 6-day rotation. Each Orchestra performs three concerts per school year.

High School Level (9-12)

The high school offers Concert Orchestra (9), String Orchestra (10-11), and Symphonic Orchestra (11-12) which meets daily for 40 minutes and performs four concerts a year. Small group or private lessons are also offered – one 20-minute lesson per six-day rotation.