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PERFORMING MUSIC GROUPS


Students may choose to audition for and may be selected to participate in Griffin Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Chorale (formerly Show choir) and Jazz Band.


MARLBORO GRIFFIN ORCHESTRA Grades 6-8 - ­This ensemble is for string orchestra students from both middle schools in grades 6­-8 who have advanced ability. Acceptance is through audition only; auditions will take place in June with reauditions for elgibile 6th graders in September. Rehearsals will be after school on Tuesdays from 2:30-­4:00 pm from October through May. Students are bused to the host school and must be picked up from that school; there is no return bus. Audition requirements include scales, a prepared solo selection and sight­reading. Accepted students must attend all rehearsals, any conflicts must be discussed with Mrs. Dokus in advance. There is a participation fee, and cost for the performance outfit for accepted students. Griffin Orchestra will be participating in an overnight competition trip.

Advisor: Mrs. Dokus


WIND ENSEMBLE ­Grades 7 & 8 - Wind Ensemble is an auditioned group selected from the general band population. Only those students who are members in good standing are eligible to audition. Wind Ensemble is open to students in grades 7 and 8 only. Auditions are held in June for the following school year. Rehearsals are scheduled, during the school day, for 2 of the 6 day Related Arts Cycle. Members must also be enrolled in their regular grade level band. The Wind Ensemble rehearses after school every Wednesday from 2:30-4:00.  The Wind Ensemble performs at the winter and spring concerts, various community events and adjudications during the school year. Students receive a letter grade on their report card every marking period. 

Advisor: Ms. Garibaldi



CHORALE Grades 7 & 8 - An auditioned group of singers and is only open to 7th and 8th grade members who have been in chorus previously. All Chorale members must also be enrolled in either the 7th or 8th grade chorus. Chorale rehearsals meet during the school day, along with an after school rehearsal every Wednesday from 2:30 to 4:00 pm. The Chorale performs in both the winter and spring concerts, various community events and adjudications during the school year. Students receive a letter grade on their report card every marking period.  Advisor: Ms. Chandler


JAZZ BAND Grades 7 & 8 - Jazz Band is an auditioned group selected from the general band population.   Only those students who are members in good standing are eligible to audition. Jazz Band  is open to students in grades 7 and 8 only. Auditions are held in June for the following school year.  There are no rehearsals during the school day. Students are expected to attend one after-school rehearsal per week on Tuesdays, from 2:30-4:00.  The Jazz Band performs at the winter and spring concerts, various community events and adjudications during the school year. Advisor: Ms. Garibaldi...