The Orchestra at Passage Middle School is comprised of approximately 140 student musicians in sixth, seventh, and eighth grade.  Offering beginner, intermediate, and symphonic orchestra experiences, students gain the knowledge needed to become proficient middle school string musicians and continue on as life-long musicians.  During the 2016-2017 school year, all Passage Middle School Orchestras, including the 6th Grade Beginner Orchestra, 7th & 8th Grade Beginner Orchestra, Intermediate Orchestra, Symphony Strings, and the Chamber Orchestra, all earned ratings of SUPERIOR at their Spring Performance Festivals.  In addition, both the Intermediate Orchestra and Symphony Strings earned ratings of SUPERIOR at their District VIII Orchestra Assessment in March.  The Passage Middle School Orchestra program prides itself on setting high standards and goals while continually "reaching for the stars" to meet their goals and inspire other middle school students to become life-long musicians.

 

Previous performances for each orchestra included:

Beginner Orchestra

  • Winter Concert in December

  • Spring Concert in May

  • Music in the Parks Festival in the Spring

    • Busch Gardens, Williamsburg, VA

Intermediate Orchestra

  • Winter Concert in December

  • District Honor Orchestra in January

  • National Anthem Performance in February

  • District Assessment in March

  • All-City Orchestra in March

  • Music in the Parks Festival in May

    • Busch Gardens, Williamsburg, VA

    • Six Flags America, Upper Marlboro, MD

    • Hersheypark, Hershey, PA

  • Spring Concert in May

  • Pop Concert in June

Advanced Orchestra

  • Benefit Performance with ASTA/CNU

  • Winter Concert in December

  • Holly Dazzle Performance in December

  • District Honor Orchestra in January

  • Recruiting Tour in January / February

  • District Assessment in March

  • All-City Honor Orchestra in March

  • Newport News Public Schools Exemplary Support Staff of the Year Banquet Performance

  • Music in the Parks Festival in May

    • Busch Gardens, Williamsburg, VA

    • Six Flags America, Upper Marlboro, MD

    • Hersheypark, Hershey, PA

  • Spring Concert in May

  • Pop Concert in June

  • 2018 National Orchestra Festival, Atlanta, GA

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