Welcome to the North Augusta High School Orchestra!
The NA Orchestra is the premier strings ensemble at North Augusta High School. The ensemble is comprised of students from grades 9-12 with a complex diversity of backgrounds and experiences. The four primary string orchestra instruments are used in this ensemble: Violin, Viola, Cello, and Bass. In its seventh year of existence, the North Augusta Orchestra program will be striving to achieve a deeper knowledge of the fundamentals required to play string instruments. Students will be expected to process information learned in fundamentals time and apply those concepts to our performance pieces. Students will experience playing as a full orchestra and in small chamber music settings. Listening will be an extensive journey into learning about the great composers of music history, as well as modern and contemporary composers that continue to influence the development of music. Students in orchestra are expected to listen, comprehend, and discuss music at an advanced level, and then expected to perform those elements of music in their own concert performances. There will be several concerts that occur throughout the year: A Winter Concert in December, The Garcia All-County Orchestra Clinic in March, a Spring concert in April/May, and a performance at the Festival of Music in Carowinds. The Orchestra will hopefully be returning to the Carowinds Festival of Music after a two-year hiatus, habing recieved a Superior rating for their performance in 2019. More information about these events will be provided as they become available. We are excited about this next year of growth and musical development for the members of the Orchestra!
Director: Samantha Newcomb