Christine Arroyo - Orchestra

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Haut Gap Middle School Orchestra

The purpose of the orchestra program is to give students an understanding of and an appreciation for music.  In addition to music, students learn self-discipline, problem-solving, goal-setting, self-expression, memory skills, concentration, poise, enhanced physical coordination, high self-esteem, and the importance of teamwork—skills in great demand in almost every aspect of life.  Like all the arts, music has a profound effect on the academic success of students.  Orchestra students are expected to develop a sense of pride and respect for the orchestra.  This sense of pride and respect will result in the “group spirit” necessary for the continued success of the orchestra program.  Orchestra students will be able to take advantage of musical performances and competitions at the local, state, and regional level through middle and high school.  They can also audition for the Charleston County School of the Arts, district level orchestras, artistic gifted and talented identification, and the summer SMAART strings program.  The opportunities for playing a string instrument after high school are abundant, with many universities offering scholarships for musicians.  Orchestra provides a great foundation for your child in all aspects of life!

"Where words fail, music speaks." - Hans Christian Andersen