Instrumental


GRADES 5 and 6

Sentinel Symphonia is an entry-level program where students are taught to play orchestral instruments. This class provides an introductory orchestral experience, during which students learn ensemble playing skills and how to follow a conductor. They also continue to develop their individual playing skills.

Performances are considered a part of the course and include two concerts and an annual FACCS (Florida Association of Christian Colleges and Schools) competition.

Students enrolled in Sentinel Symphonia are strongly encouraged to enroll in private lessons to strengthen their musical skills on their own particular instruments.


GRADES 7 and 8

The goal of this course is for the intermediate-level students of orchestral instruments to study and perform a wide variety of music. Music reading and music theory skills are also developed. Emphasis is placed on the study and performance of selected skill-level appropriate band and orchestral literature representative of a wide range of styles, composers, forms, periods and nationalities.

Performances and an annual FACCS (Florida Association of Christian Colleges and Schools) competition are considered part of the course.


GRADES 9 through 12

This orchestra is for the advance-level students of orchestral instruments to study and perform a wide variety of music. Emphasis is placed on the study and performance of selected skill-level appropriate band and orchestral literature representative of a wide range of styles, composers, forms, periods and nationalities.

Performances and an annual FACCS (Florida Association of Christian Colleges and Schools) competition are considered part of the course.