Next year, our musically inclined students will have the opportunity to participate in a new String Ensemble course. The course will be open to all upper school students who have two or more years’ experience of playing the violin, viola, ‘cello, or double-bass. The ensemble will perform music that includes movie scores, pop music, and classical pieces for school concerts and community events.
“Other than practicing, there will be minimal ‘homework’ for the course,” said David Doherty, who will be the instructor. “And students will receive academic credit for each trimester of String Ensemble.”
With this being a for-credit course, students can fulfill their art requirement without having to give up time and passion for their principle instruments.
Mr. Doherty and the current String Ensemble club recently performed The Beatles’ “Eleanor Rigby” at a Middle School assembly to build excitement for this fledgling program. Watch that performance here: