The GWSI orchestras are offered as a short-term experience additional to the students’ long-term school or youth orchestra training. The advancement level of each orchestra changes yearly, depending upon the enrollment. The conductor largely decides the level for each orchestra based upon the advancement of students enrolled. If a student indicates as they register that they have had several years of orchestra or piano and read very well for their level, we may decide to place them in the next more advanced orchestra. Children under the age of seven are not placed in an orchestra. All Vivace program participants will be placed in Advanced Orchestra. Orchestras will meet in the Auditorium (enter from 1st floor, Entrance 1). Students must bring pencils to orchestra rehearsals. We welcome any parent or teacher interested to help out by playing viola, cello or bass.