Open to all orchestra students from absolute beginners to those withseveral years of experience, the orchestra program seeks to teach the value ofdiscipline, dedication and teamwork through musical rehearsal and performance,always striving for the highest levels of excellence! Students studymusical styles, interpretation and technical performance while at the same timeworking towards mastery of their voice. In turn students benefit from enhancedcognitive and development benefits music has been shown to produce. Thesebenefits cross all lines of the core curriculum and help students grow intowell rounded and emotionally mature young adults. All students need to do toachieve all these things is to have fun making the best music possible.
The orchestral music program at WangenheimMiddle School has been recognized for its excellence at several CaliforniaMusic Educators Association festivals as well as the Heritage Music Festivalswhere they have been awarded Best in Festival. They perform in at least three school concerts a year as well as variousother venues throughout San Diego. Within the past couple of years Wangenheim’s Advanced Orchestra hasperformed at local high schools, elementary schools, as well as San Franciscoand Seattle.