String (Intermediate) Orchestra
The Intermediate Orchestra course is designed to reinforce foundational elements of creating music through the traditional orchestral string instruments: violin, viola, (violon)cello, and double bass. Students are given instruction on tuning, intonation, bowing, vibrato, and scale techniques. Membership is extended to all students who have successfully completed book one of a standard orchestral method book. The highest performing members of the String Orchestra form the string sections in the PHS Symphony and/or String Quartet/Quintet.