The final All-State orchestra auditions are also chair auditions. The middle school orchestra is a string orchestra while the 9-10 and 11-12 orchestras are full orchestras. The seating procedure for all three orchestras is as follows: The four highest ranked violinists will be assigned to the 1st Violin section. The fifth ranked is assigned Principal 2nd Violin. Thereafter, every third ranked player is placed in the 2nd Violin section until the 1st Violin section is completed. All remaining violinists will be placed in the 2nd Violin section. VIOLIN I = 1-4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18, 19, 21, 22, 24, 25, 27, 28, 30, 31 VIOLIN II = 5, 8, 11, 14, 17, 20, 23, 26, 29, 32-44 VIOLA and CELLO = the first 16 in rank order. BASS = the first 8 in rank order After the string list has been completed, each organizing chair will contact their Band Division counterpart to receive a list of wind and percussion players assigned to each orchestra. Acceptance forms, music and other information are mailed to the directors by the GMEA office.