There are three orchestras at Roosevelt that are open to all students, regardless of financial need. Auditions are held for placement prior to each school year. 

String Quartet

Concert Orchestra

Concert Orchestra is a class for all 9th grade students. Students in this group, as well as all other groups, may form chamber groups and prepare pieces to perform at the chamber recitals and/or the Solo & Ensemble Contest.

Enjoy their performance of "There’s No Place like Home for the Holidays"


Chamber Orchestra

Chamber Orchestra is a class for 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students. Students must be proficient in all positions up to 5th position on their instrument and audition to join.   This class will focus on string and chamber orchestra literature.  Students in this class will be expected to perform in several chamber music concerts throughout the year and perform in regular concert programs.

Enjoy their performance of "Valse des Fleurs"


Symphony Orchestra

Symphony Orchestra combines wind and string instruments and is available to 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students.  Admission to this class is by audition only.  This is a high level music class where students will be expected to excel.  Performance in the full orchestra, string or wind chamber ensembles is required.  String students will play some string chamber music.  Wind instruments may also play in the Wind Ensemble.

Enjoy their performance of "Danses Caractéristiques"

Other Performances

 All orchestra, choir, community choir performing: "Camina Burana"