Fort Dodge Community School District

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Course Description:

Orchestra is for string players and a selected number of wind and percussion players. The orchestra performs at concerts and assemblies, provides programs for community organizations, plays for the annual musical, auditions for All-State Orchestra, and participates in festivals, state solo and ensemble contests in the spring. Lessons are required and are scheduled on a rotating basis during the school day.


  • Advanced tuning skills – by ear
  • Vibrato
  • Intonation skills
  • Ensemble skills – Large and small  group
  • Advanced sight reading skills
  • Music theory skills
  • Advanced rhythmic skills
  • Basic composition skills


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