Fairview High School Orchestras
Classic Knights Orchestra
The Classic 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.
The Select Orchestra is an auditioned orchestra comprised of students in grades 9-12. This orchestra focuses on developing a strong sense of musicianship through more challenging repertoire and higher expectations of preparation and practice.
The Chamber Orchestra is our top auditioned ensemble at Fairview and is comprised of students in grades 9-12. This orchestra performs repertoire that is usually reserved for collegiate and professional ensembles and often combines with wind and percussion students for full orchestra music. Chamber Orchestra is often invited to perform at national festivals and represent the highest level of orchestra Fairview has to offer.
The Fairview 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 orchestras 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. In 2019, the Chamber Orchestra performed at the ASTA National String Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Often, they will collaborate with the choir and band students to perform a rich and varied body of literature.