• 6th Grade Orchestra is the first level of Orchestra in the Ballston Spa Middle School. 6th Graders join together in one large orchestra coming from 4 elementary schools as 5th graders.

    Students play violin, viola, cello and String Bass. Students learn the basics of rehearsal technique in a large ensemble once a cycle. Students also received weekly lessons once a cycle.

    The Orchestra takes an annual field trip to Proctors Theatre to see the ESYO, Empire State Youth Orchestra perform in the fall. 

    Performances include two concerts, a Winter concert in December and a Spring concert in May.

    Students are encouraged to participate in the annual NYSSMA solo/ensemble festival in early May. Please feel free to email Mrs. Fitzsimmons with any questions.