The orchestras are directed by:
• Enrique Vilaseco (firstname.lastname@example.org) 847- 415-4771
• Jan Bobek (email@example.com) 847-415-4759
All orchestra members perform in four major concerts during the school year. The main emphasis for the orchestra program is the development of total musicianship through the study, preparation and performance of quality literature and an authentic understanding of the language of music through a sequential curriculum of music theory topics.
The Stevenson High School Orchestra Program is comprised of four orchestras:
• Three Sections of Concert Orchestra
• Patriot Orchestra
Concert Orchestra is the non-auditioned orchestra ensemble in which all students are enrolled, unless they have auditioned for and been place in Patriot Orchestra, which is not an option for freshmen.
Patriot Orchestra is the top orchestra with enrollment being limited to grades 10, 11, & 12. For two concerts per year the top winds and percussion join the orchestra to perform standard full orchestra literature in classical and pops repertoire.
In addition, chamber ensembles, outreach activities, special cultural and social activities are developed to enhance the orchestras and enrich the orchestra members. A shining example of these the wonderful experiences awaiting orchestra students, is the groups travel to Italy in the spring of 2008.
For information about performance and rehearsals, see the Orchestra Calendar linked to this page. For further information, please contact the Orchestra Office at (847) 415-4771.
For more information about student travel opportunities, see Student Travel Experiences linked to this page.