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California High School has 2 orchestra classes: String Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra.

The String Orchestra is an intermediate-level ensemble. Students are recommended to have at least 1 year of playing experience on violin, viola, cello or bass to join this ensemble. The String Orchestra participates in all school concerts and program fundraisers. No prerequisites are required to sign up for this course.

The Chamber Orchestra is an advanced, auditioned ensemble. String, winds and percussion students may audition for Chamber Orchestra at the end of the school year. This class covers advanced orchestral repertoire; students are encouraged to take private lessons if able. The Chamber Orchestra participates in all school concerts and program fundraisers as well as a CMEA or NCBA festival during the Spring.

Equipment and Attire

The equipment list for Orchestras can be found here: Stores & Equipment.


Go to the Concert Attire page to see required attire.

If you have any questions regarding the Cal High Orchestra Program please contact Lori Willis at 

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