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Orchestra

Assortment of orchestral instruments

High School Orchestra

9th through 12th-grade string players in high school orchestra classes hone playing skills developed in earlier grades with a goal of playing advanced literature, including that of the great Western composers. Jazz, fiddle, and rock styles are also explored and performed. Students will have numerous performances throughout the year, will participate in a solo and ensemble event, and will travel to a music festival off-campus. High school students may also audition for All-Region, All-Area, and All-State Orchestra placement. Orchestra classes are held at Wylie High School; students from other attendance zones may transfer for the orchestra program. 

 

Cello and Double Bass

Junior High Orchestra

Building on the foundation established in the beginning year, 7th and 8th-grade orchestra students develop their performance skills and begin learning advanced techniques that are required for increasingly complex literature. Music theory and music history are included in the context of the performing orchestras. Junior high orchestra students will perform in several concerts throughout the school year, participate in a solo and ensemble event, and attend a music festival off-campus. Additionally, 7th and 8th graders have the opportunity to audition for the prestigious All-Region Orchestra in the fall. Orchestra classes are held at Davis/McMillan; students from other attendance zones may transfer for the orchestra program. 

 

Violins

6th Grade Orchestra

Daily orchestra classes are offered beginning in 6th grade. Beginning orchestra students will learn fundamentals techniques for violin, viola, cello, and double bass. 6th-grade orchestra students will perform in several concerts throughout the year, participate in a solo and ensemble event, and attend a music festival off-campus. Aside from performance, orchestra students make their own musical creations and develop basic musical literacy. Orchestra classes are held at Davis/McMillan; students from other attendance zones may transfer for the orchestra program. 

 

For more information on our Orchestra Program, please contact Brian Coatney, Orchestra Director at brian.coatney@wylieisd.net

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Campus Orchestra Contacts

Carly Addison

Orchestra Teacher
McMillan Junior High

Brian Coatney

Orchestra Director
Wylie High School

Sadarius Slaughter

Orchestra Teacher
McMillan Junior High