This course is designed to focus on the orchestral string ensemble and the instruments of the string family – the violin, viola, cello and bass. Other instruments may be included from time to time at the discretion of the conductor. A variety of music will be performed utilizing many different styles of instrumental literature from Baroque period music to present day Pops literature. Skill requirements for this class include counting, note reading, sight-reading, pitch recognition and performance technique specific to the instrument. Participation in a variety of performances is encouraged. Prerequisites and other notes: Prior instrumental instruction recommended, preferably in the middle school string orchestra program. This course meets the fine arts credit for graduation. CRHS campus only.