Instrumental Music includes three ensembles, each maintaining a busy and rewarding public performance schedule but with the curriculum focusing primarily on the day-to-day rehearsal, exploration and discipline of music. Level placements in band are determined mostly by grade level (i.e. freshmen are enrolled in the Concert Band, an intermediate level group, and players in grades 10-12 are placed in Symphonic Band, the award-winning advanced group). However, exceptions sometimes are made for unusually advanced freshmen band musicians to move into the Symphonic Band. There are no beginning classes available in instrumental music. We also offer a String Orchestra, the only one of its kind at the high school level in Santa Rosa City Schools. This ensemble includes students from grades 9-12 and is renowned throughout the Bay Area for its sustained excellence over many years.
String Quartet No. 8