• This ensemble affords the opportunity to perform a variety of advanced literature written specifically for combined wind, string, and percussion instruments. Emphasis is placed on excellent reading skills, playing technique, and independent work outside of scheduled rehearsals. Rehearsals will be scheduled outside the regular school day. Attendance at all rehearsals and performances is required. Students in the Symphony Orchestra are encouraged to continue private instruction and to participate in local, district, regional, state, and national concert festivals and contests