Sinfonietta Strings is a comprehensive program and ensemble playing is an essential component. All students are encouraged to participate. All ensemble rehearsals take place on Monday evenings in Nashua High School North Band room. The school address is 5 Titan Way, Nashua
Mozart Ensemble (Beginner, new in 2018-19 school year)
Students that have completed one year of group lessons are eligible to join the Beginner Ensemble. Students that are able to play “Hot Cross Buns” or the equivalent notes are also eligible to play in Beginner Ensemble. The first rehearsal is the last week of September, in January students that have completed Hot Cross Buns may join. This ensemble will rehearse at Nashua High School North from 5pm-5:45pm.
Vivaldi (Intermediate) Ensemble
Students that have completed (or almost completed) Strictly Strings Book 1 are eligible for Intermediate Ensemble. These students should be able to play C natural, F natural and G natural on all strings. They should understand eighth notes and have begun dotted quarter notes and sixteenth notes. Rehearsals are from 6pm-7pm on Mondays at Nashua High North.
Tschaikovsky (Advanced) Ensemble
These students have started 3rd position and are at least halfway through book II of Strictly Strings. They can play all keys, sixteenth notes and understand dotted rhythms. First violinists in Advanced Ensemble can play in 1st through 5th positions and have begun 6 and 7th positions. Rehearsals take place from 7pm-8pm on Mondays at Nashua High North.
Honors String Quartet
This is for the most advanced students that need to work on more challenging works such as Bach Double Violin Concerto, Haydn String Quartets etc. Participation is through an audition process and rehearsals will take place 7:45-8:15 on Mondays at Nashua High North. These students also participate in Tchaikovsky Ensemble.