We have three orchestras, all of which include STA and NCS students: the Upper School Orchestra (Form III-VI, grade 9-12), the Middle School Orchestra (Form I-II, grade 7-8) and the Lower School Orchestra (Forms CBA, grade 4-6).
The orchestras are primarily performance-based; that is, our goal is to learn music, and learn about music, in the pursuit of performances that are held throughout the year.
Orchestra Musician's Contract (including dress code)
About the Upper School Orchestra Dinner Club
SmartMusic, a software learning tool, is available to STA and NCS students. Anyone with a computer at home can use this software to practice with accompaniment, record themselves, get instant feedback and submit assignments by email.
Regular orchestra rehearsals in Hearst Hall Auditorium:
- Upper School Orchestra (Tue 6:30-8:00 pm, Wed 2:30-3:15);
- Middle School Orchestra (Mon 1:40-2:20, Fri 2:30-3:30);
- Lower School Orchestra (Tue 4:00-5:00)