The Norwin High School Orchestra has been directed by Mr. Michael Szymanski since 1998.
The orchestra program at the HS meets as two classes. There is string orchestra class open to all players and a Select Orchestra (by audition) that offers students a chance to study more advanced literature.
Both groups perform annual winter and spring concerts and the Select Orchestra frequently performs at additional scholastic and community events.
Orchestra is open to all students who play an orchestral string instrument (violin, viola, cello, bass). Orchestra provides an academic opportunity for participation in instrumental ensemble playing. Special attention is given to forming proper habits regarding ensemble routine, resonant tone production, intonation, rhythm, critical listening, instrumental technique and musical interpretation through skill study and participation. Orchestra offers students the opportunity to study and perform a variety of musical literature of accepted value at an appropriate level of difficulty. Student participation in orchestral events outside the school day such as concerts and rehearsals will be expected. This course is open to students in grades nine through twelve