Fairview High School

Orchestra

Fairview High School Classic Knights Orchestra

The Classic Knights Orchestra is a non-audition group of students in grades nine through twelve. Emphasis is placed on exploring different periods of string orchestra literature. Goals include excellence in performance, creating beauty through solid technique, ear training, an understanding of style, and bringing string music to the community as a long-term commitment.

Students may also audition for the Classic Knights Chamber Orchestra. This select group places a higher demand upon students, who are exposed to literature normally reserved for college and professional musicians. Chamber students are expected to already be at a high level of playing and be able to learn the music outside of class.

The Classic Knights Orchestra class is a microcosm of the Fairview High School student body that includes student leaders, academic leaders, and student athletes. Individuals have distinguished themselves through selection to all-state groups, college scholarships, and concerto competitions. The Classic Knights are also well traveled, having given performances in Austria, Belgium, England, France, Holland, and Italy. The Fairview Classic Knights have been selected nine times to represent Boulder Valley at the state music teachers’ convention at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs. They perform four major concerts per year as a large ensemble, and smaller chamber groups perform for many other functions, as well. Often, they will collaborate with the choir and band students to perform a rich and varied body of literature.


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  • September 02, 2015 Western States Orchestra Recordings

    If you are planning to audition for Western States Orchestra, please contact Ms. Anderson to schedule a time. Recording sessions will start the week of September 8 (they are due before September 18).

  • August 28, 2015 Western States Orchestra Auditions

    The deadline for submitting Western States Orchestra audition materials is Friday, September 18, 2015 at 4:00 pm. More information at: http://arts.unco.edu/music/festivals-workshops/honor-orchestra/

  • December 15, 2013 2014 Colorado All State Orchestra

    Congratulations to the participants in the 62nd annual Colorado All State Orchestra in Fort Collins in February 2014.

    Symphonic Orchestra
    Violin: Grace Jiang, Christine Soh
    Viola: Rosa Lawrence
    Cello: Blake Kitayama

    Philharmonic Orchestra
    Violin: Leslie Seitz, Tara Srinivas, Helena Schumann
    Viola: Alex Young