This ensemble, led by the Director of Orchestras Taia Harlos, is open to all string, woodwind, brass, and piano players. (Students playing other instruments can also be included but should speak with Taia Harlos first. Students new to the program should also speak with Taia Harlos to confirm eligibility.) Students must have played for at least a year, read music, and be currently taking private lessons in order to join the Orchestra. Piano players should be open to also playing percussion if needed. Students will expand their instrumental knowledge during each term, refine their reading skills, and develop crucial ensemble skills. Repertoire will range from traditional classical music to pop/rock music to original compositions.