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    Ridgeview Charter Middle School Orchestra

    "Excellence is the Expectation"

    Orchestra is offered to ALL 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade students at Ridgeview Charter Middle School.

    Ridgeview has three Orchestras, The Ridgeview Concert Orchestra, which consist of ALL 6th grade beginning orchestra students, The Ridgeview Performing Orchestra, which consist of 7th and 8th grade Orchestra students, and The Ridgeview Chamber Orchestra, which consists of 7th and 8th grade students who have successfully auditioned for membership in this orchestra.

    All orchestra members in their respective orchestras meet during one of their two Connections classes, which is part of their scheduled school day. Students as well have mandatory rehearsals after school TWO WEEKS prior to a scheduled mandatory performance. All concert and rehearsal dates are presented in the Ridgeview Orchestra calendar, which is available in the Ridgeview Orchestra Handbook all students received during the first day of school.

    All Ridgeview Orchestras participate in three school performances, with the two older orchestras, Chamber and Performing Orchestras participating in a few extras. The Ridgeview Chamber Orchestra participates in the most performances, performing at least five performances, including scheduled school performances, community performances and gigs, and music festivals. Both the Ridgeview Chamber and Performing Orchestras have been awarded annually for their performances during the Georgia Music Educators Associations’ Large Group Performance Evaluations, receiving the highest marking of SUPERIOR performance for a music ensemble.

    Orchestra students also have opportunities to perform outside of Georgia, participating in our bi-annual Music Department Trip. Charleston SC, New Orleans, LA, the island of Bermuda, and Washington D.C. are just a FEW of the places the Ridgeview Orchestra and the Ridgeview Music Department has traveled.

    Jessie Ahuama-Jonas
    Director of Orchestras
    Connections Department Contact
    Ridgeview Charter School


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