> Middle School Orchestra
Our program includes a 6th grade orchestra (Philharmonic) as well as a 7th/8th grade orchestra (Symphony). These classes are designed to continue the foundation set in elementary orchestra, but if students are new to Northland, they can join orchestra with teacher’s approval. Emphasis will be placed on musicality, the ensemble setting, and performance practice. All middle school students have an iPad, and they use Smart Music to practice and assess assignments. Example performance venues might include chapel, a Christmas concert, spring concert, etc. Qualified students may be invited to participate in quartets or small ensembles outside the overall group. Students can also audition for TPSMEA groups such as honor orchestra (6th-8th grade) and All State.