Symphonic Orchestra is the highest level orchestra in Ballston Spa High School. We are primarily a string orchestra made of 11th-12th grade students. 9th grade or 10th grade students are sometimes included if they have a high level of technical skill and dedication demonstrated during previous orchestra experience.
Symphonic Orchestra performs a variety of baroque, classical, romantic, modern and pop music. Traditionally, we have a Winter, Pops and Spring concert each year. We are adjudicated at a NYSSMA Level 5 or 6 each spring.
Every other year, the Symphonic Orchestra and Wind Ensemble take a trip! This past year we went to the Bahamas on a cruise ship and performed for guests and a clinician to receive a Gold rating!