Annual Orchestra Events
Each year, though the extracurricular performance offerings may vary from year to year, there are a set of performance opportunities that students and parents can expect each year. They are listed below along with information sheets.
There are four concerts per year: the Fall Concert in October, the Winter Concert in December, the Pre-MPA Concert in February, and the Spring Concert in late April/early May. All concerts begin at 7pm. Students and parents can check specific dates on our calendar page.
SOLO & ENSEMBLE
Each year in February, high school orchestra students may participate in District Solo & Ensemble through the Florida Orchestra Association. Students must sign up through their director. A sample participant contract and a page of helpful tips can be found below:
MUSIC PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT
Each year, every orchestra in the DPHS Orchestra Program participates in Music Performance Assessment. This is an adjudicated (scored) event where each ensemble performs for a panel of three certified judges and is graded based on their overall stage performance & sight-reading abilities. The scores assigned can be: Superior (1), Excellent (2), Good (3), Fair, (4), Poor (5). Below is a sample information sheet & itinerary.
OTHER PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES
The following opportunities are available each year to students who would like to pursue them:
OCPS All-County Orchestra
State Solo & Ensemble
State Music Performance Assessment (Premiere only)
Holiday Orchestra (WKMG News 6 "Sounds of the Season" & community performances)
Brookdale Assisted Living Facility Recitals (monthly)