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