General Orchestra Instruction by Grade Level
South Colonie offers large group instrumental music instruction on string instruments at the elementary, middle and high school levels.
Each elementary school has a Grade 4 Orchestra that meets once every six-day cycle and performs two concerts a year. Group lessons are given once a week for 30 minutes.
The middle schools offer Grade 5 Orchestra, Grade 6 Orchestra and Grade 7/8 Orchestra (meets in two sections) The Orchestras meet every other day for 40 minutes. Each Orchestra performs three concerts per school year.
The high school offers Concert Orchestra (9), String Orchestra (10-11), and Symphonic Orchestra (11-12) which meets daily for 40 minutes and perform four concerts a year. Small group or private lessons are also offered - one 20-minute lesson per six-day rotation.