PROGRAM

Findlay City Schools offers the only string program in Hancock County. Students can participate in orchestra from grades 6 through 12.

6th Grade
Sixth grade is the beginning year for students to learn a string instrument. Beginning orchestra is offered at both Glenwood and Donnell during a daily 40-minute class. Beginners spend the first year building a solid foundation for future success. They learn how to hold their instrument with correct posture, read notes and musical terms, demonstrate rhythms, and perform a variety of songs. Students become part of the "orchestra family" and are amazed at how much they learn.

 

 

 


7th Grade
7th grade orchestra is offered at both Glenwood and Donnell during a daily 40-minute class period.  Students continue to refine their skills and read and perform more difficult music.  They begin to learn more advanced bowing techniques, vibrato and shifting.

 

 

 

 

8th Grade
8th grade orchestra is offered at both Glenwood and Donnell during a daily 40-minute class period. This is an important year for orchestra students as they tackle more challenging techniques and difficult music in preparation for joining the FHS Symphony Orchestra the following year.

 

 

 

 


Findlay High School Orchestra
The Findlay High School Orchestra is comprised of high school musicians and meets during a daily class to rehearse a challenging and varied repertoire of music. The orchestra hosts three major concerts each year—the Pops Concert in November; the All-City Orchestra Festival in February; and the Spring Finale Concert in May. In addition, the orchestra travels to either Glenwood or Donnell each year for a school day performance. The group also participates in the OMEA State Orchestra Adjudicated Event each February where it consistently receives “Superior” or “Excellent” ratings.

 

 

Findlay High School Chamber Orchestra
The Findlay High School Chamber Orchestra is comprised of top string players in the FHS Orchestra, as determined by auditions. The Chamber Orchestra rehearses after school once a week throughout the school year. The musicians in the group serve as ambassadors for the orchestra program, going out in the community for a variety of performances. The group's performance schedule varies each year, but typically includes a Christmas Concert at a local church as well as a spring performance.