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Written by the Orchestra Blog Team members: 

Juliette Fang and Faith Harnanto


Music Camp

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Fall String Concert

  • You get to play every day in Arcadia’s Performing Arts Center.

    • Spacious main orchestra room with the comfiest chairs on campus

    • 3 soundproof practice rooms

    • The state of the art Performing Arts Center (PAC) makes concerts feel very professional 

  • Perform a wide range of repertoire throughout the four main concerts (including the chance to choose your own!).

    • Fall: Classical, Spooky

    • Winter: Holiday music from various origins

      • Last Christmas, Frozen, Home Alone, Traditional Carols 

    • Orchestra Benefit Dinner (OBD): Chamber group recitals and all orchestras playing the same music together

      • Previous themes: Circus, Pirates, Steampunk

      • “I enjoyed preparing for the recitals [and] I made connections with people I never would have talked to” – Piper Moore, 9

    • Spring: Classical 

    • Pops: Movie/game soundtracks and popular lyric songs 

      • Olivia Rodrigo, The Legend of Zelda, Demon Slayer, The Weekend, Genshin Impact

  • Form lifelong memories in our many school trips.

    • Disneyland - Perform or play in a real recording studio in a Disney Soundtrack Session

    • SCSBOA - Festival Competition held in March hosted at AHS.

    • WorldStrides - Festival Competition held around Spring break that includes an overnight trip.

      • Held in Orlando, Florida every 4 years (next one in 2027!)

        • “The memories I’ve made in Florida are also ones I’ll carry for years to come” – Cathleen Lu, 10

        • A week long trip, spending all day at Disney World and Universal Studios

      • Previous cities held in: San Diego, San Francisco

  • Make new friends and eat free food by attending our many after school socials.

    • Grade Socials

      • During lunch at the beginning of the school year, meet people in the same grade as you and collaborate in a bonding activity.

    • Fall Social

      • Participate in a costume contest, play games, and eat snacks.

    • Winter Social

      • Decorate ornaments and cookies, drink hot chocolate, and play more games

    • Movie Night Social 

  • Play other instruments besides strings (i.e piano, percussion, and electric instruments)

  • Collaborate with Band, Percussion, and Choir

  • Get guidance throughout the ups and downs of freshman year with our Big/Little program.

  • Make close bonds with your standpartner

    • “My favorite part about being in orchestra is the people in it, from the directors to my peers, everyone is just so kind and I have made lifelong friends from joining orchestra” – Aubrey Lustana, 12

If you want to see scientific reasons why you should join orchestra, click here!
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