In order to qualify for youth orchestra, students are generally nearing the end of Suzuki Book 1, are able to read and recognize most notes on the staff, and have a strong tone.
Youth Orchestra meets weekly, on Fridays 3:30-5:00. We tackle music from a variety of genres.
Examples include Brahms' "Hungarian Dance," an orchestra arrangement of the folk tune "Cindy," and the theme to the movie "James Bond." We also combine with Chamber Orchestra and Junior Orchestra to perform excerpts from great works such as Night on Bald Mountain, Capriccio Espagnol, and the Planets.
We directly teach orchestra skills, such as tracking the music, counting measures, following tempo changes.
We seek community venues to perform, such as the Festival at Mount Si, where we have performed nearly each summer since June 2009.
Cost & How to Join
Snoqualmie Strings seeks to offer an orchestra experience at a very reasonable price. We are currently charging $300 for the entire year. Concerts are free. Admission to Youth Orchestra is by audition only. For audition information, please click here.