St. 艾格尼丝 works together with neighboring Strake Jesuit to form the St. 艾格尼丝/Strake Jesuit 管弦乐队. Throughout the year, the orchestra 玩s at school functions, liturgies and festivals for both schools.
圣. 艾格尼丝 instrumental program is one of the largest organizations among private schools in the Houston area in collaboration with Strake Jesuit College Preparatory.
The mission of the St. 艾格尼丝 管弦乐队 is to provide an opportunity for students to improve their technical and musical skills through performance using various styles and genres of music as well as enhance the orchestra member’s music education by teaching teamwork, 承诺, and cooperation and 创建 a desire for lifelong musical learning and appreciation for the arts.
The instruments required for string orchestra are violin, viola, cello, string bass, and harp. Students of all skill levels and experience are encouraged to join. Section coaches and directors will guide musicians in chair placement according to skill level. Our program provides section coaches for each major instrument (violin/viola/cello/string basses), and private instruction is encouraged for students pursuing competitive track.
圣ring 管弦乐队 rehearses Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. 到早上7:45.m. during both semesters. The Symphony 管弦乐队 starts after Labor Day weekend and meets 2 times a week (Mondays in the morning, and Thursdays in the afternoon). This ensemble performs at our annual Christmas & 春天音乐会. All string 玩ers from the String 管弦乐队 玩 in the Symphony 管弦乐队.
Chamber 管弦乐队s perform at special functions and events. Twelve musicians are selected to perform at these events.
In total, musicians are expected to perform an average of 14 events a year.