Departments

Visual and Performing Arts: Orchestra

  • 2015 National Honors Ensemble Symphony Orchestra

    • Jessica Tawade

    2015 North Carolina Honors Orchestra

    • Daniel Bae
    • Sam Brinkley
    • Katie Hicks
    • Jaeyoung Jung
    • Kaleb Stanford
    • Samuel Zhu

    Grand Harmonies

    Enloe High School has the largest high school orchestra program in the Wake County Public School System. Currently, we offer five orchestras in which to participate. Below is a brief description of each:

    • Concert Orchestra: This orchestra is designed to continue the study of the fundamentals of music and technique. Students are expected to participate in all performance activities of this group. Previous playing experience needed. No audition required.
    • Pop Orchestra: This orchestra will explore the best in popular, Broadway and movie music. Students are expected to participate in all performance activities of this group. Entrance by audition only.
    • String Ensemble: This orchestra will expand the technical proficiency of the members through the best in string orchestra literature. More advanced studies of intonation, shifting, and musicianship will be offered. Students are expected to participate in all performance activities of this group. Entrance by audition only.
    • Chamber Orchestra: This orchestra is for students with a high level of technical proficiency. The emphasis of this group is on the performance of chamber music. Students are expected to participate in all performance activities of this group. Entrance by audition only.
    • Symphony Orchestra: This orchestra is open to students with a very high level of technical proficiency. The emphasis will be on the performance of the best of full orchestra literature. Students are expected to participate in all performance activities of this group. Entrance by audition only. Symphony winds will be selected by audition in the fall and must be fully enrolled members of the Enloe High School Band.

    2015-2016 Audition Dates

    Auditions for all orchestral groups are held in the spring preceding each school year. 
    The dates below are the required audition dates for these groups. Interested students must prepare and attend the appropriate audition date for their instrument.  Audition requirements are listed farther down this page.

    Violins Only: 
    April 19, 2016 
    2:45pm - 5:00pm

    Viola, Cello, Bass Only: 
    April 21, 2016 
    2:45pm - 5:00pm

    Audition Requirements for All Instruments:

    1. Bring a copy of your Enloe High School assignment letter. 
    2. Play the required scales from memory (listed below). Slur 4 per bow, no arpeggios. Required Scales for All Instruments Violin: G & B-flat major, 3 octaves, 4 notes per bow Viola & Cello: C & D major, 3 octaves, 4 notes per bow Bass: E & G major, 2 octaves, 4 notes per bow. 
    3. A two-minute solo of your choice (No parts for orchestra or quartet. Pop music is acceptable only if you are auditioning to be placed in the Pop Orchestra). 
    4. Pre-selected sight-reading.

     

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