orchestral programs

String Orchestra (Adv Orch 1)

String Orchestra emphasizes the mechanics of string instruments, note reading, rhythm, pitch discrimination, expression, and music literacy. Performance expectations increase at each sequential level. This is a performance course chosen by students interested in learning to play or continuing to develop performance skills. Rehearsals and performances held outside of the regular school hours are considered required coursework. Students are expected to participate in the course for the entire school year.

Advisor : Tim Aucoin 
Requirements for membership : enrollment in orchestra class 
Dues : none, miscellaneous expenses as needed for uniforms and accessories

Concert Orchestra (Adv Orch 2)

Concert Orchestra emphasizes the mechanics of string instruments, note reading, rhythm, pitch discrimination, expression, and music literacy. Performance expectations increase at each sequential level. This is a performance course chosen by students interested in the continued development of more advanced performance skills. Rehearsals and performances held outside of the regular school hours are considered required coursework. Students are expected to participate in the course for the entire school year.

Advisor : Tim Aucoin 
Requirements for membership : enrollment in orchestra class 
Dues : none, miscellaneous expenses as needed for uniforms and accessories

Philharmonia (Adv Orch 3)

This ensemble emphasizes the mechanics of string instruments, note reading, rhythm, pitch discrimination, expression, and music literacy. In addition to technique, the chamber orchestra will focus on standard string orchestra repertoire. Performance expectations increase at each sequential level. This is a performance course for advanced string students by audition only. Rehearsals and performances held outside of the regular school hours are considered required coursework. Students are expected to participate in the course for the entire school year.

Advisor : Tim Aucoin 
Requirements for membership : audition; enrollment in orchestra class 
Dues : none, miscellaneous expenses as needed for uniforms and accessories

Chamber Orchestra (Adv Orch 4)

This performing ensemble is designed for students who have advanced techniques and musical skills. Emphasis is placed on refining personal and ensemble technique to better explore the richness of the orchestra tradition. Performance schedules feature local and regional engagements. Rehearsals and performances held outside of class time are considered as gradable experiences for the course.

Advisor : Tim Aucoin 
Requirements for membership : audition; enrollment in orchestra class 
Dues : none, miscellaneous expenses as needed for uniforms and accessories

Symphonic Orchestra

Wind, percussion, and string performers are eligible for this ensemble that is intended for students who possess advanced musical skills. Rehearsals are held outside of school hours for the full ensemble. Activities include local and regional performances. 
Advisor : Tim Aucoin 

Jazz Band

This performing ensemble is designed for students who have advanced techniques and musical skills. Emphasis is placed on refining personal and ensemble technique to better explore the richness of America’s Jazz tradition. Performance schedules feature local and regional engagements. Rehearsals and performances are held outside of class time.

Advisor : Tim Aucoin
Requirements for membership : audition and regular attendance at rehearsals
Dues : none, miscellaneous expenses as needed for uniforms and accessories

* For more specific information (ex. calendar, handbook, news, etc.) please click on the “Official Orchestra Site” link above.

Tri-M Music Honor Society
Tri-M shares and supports the objectives of every dedicated music educatior: to increase student and school involvement with music and unify the school music program. Students selected for membership are highly motivated musicians. Students must make application, be recommended by a faculty member, and successfully complete the screening process by the selection committee before being issued an invitation for membership. Selection to Tri-M is an outstanding accomplishment for a music student.
Advisor : Tim Aucoin
Requirements for membership : selection by application process; teacher recommendation
Dues : none, miscellaneous expenses as needed for uniforms and accessories

Northview Chamber Society

This club is designed for students who are self-motivated and have advanced techniques and musical skills. Emphasis is placed on service to the community by sharing musical experiences with a wide variety of audiences. Performance schedules feature local and regional engagements. Rehearsals and performances are held outside of class time.

Advisor : Tim Aucoin
Requirements for membership : audition and regular attendance at rehearsals
Dues : none, miscellaneous expenses as needed for uniforms and accessories

Additional Information

Northview High School offers numerous opportunities for student performances through music, musical theater and drama. Many of our ensembles require enrollment in a particular music or drama course, while others meet as extracurricular activities. Participation is open to all students; however, some performing organizations require an audition both for placement and to maintain enrollment limits. Interested students should contact the director/Advisor for specific information.