Welcome to Orchestra at Jackson High School


    Mrs. Melanie West, Director of Orchestras, mwest@everettsd.org, 425-232-9466Jackson Orchestra Classes

    Concert Orchestra 

    • 9th Grade, Non Auditioned Orchestra for students with good basic skills. Students will learn shifting, vibrato, theory, and bowing techniques. 

    Symphonic I Orchestra

    • 10th grade orchestra expanding on skills learned in 9th grade orchestra. Students will play increasingly more complex music incorporating more high intermediate skills and a broader range of key signatures. Available to 9th graders based upon audition results.

    Chamber Orchestra 

    • Advanced level class for Juniors & Seniors who have received approval from Mrs. West. Students will continue to develop mature skills and a facility to play high intermediate and advanced music.  

    Honors Chamber Orchestra 

    • Advanced Level Auditioned Orchestra for ambitious students who demonstrate a high level of accomplishment on their instrument. The HonorsChamber Orchestra may include small ensemble work and emphasizes participation in Solo & Ensemble and other competitive and non-competitive festivals. Honors Chamber requires extra performances.
     8th Grade Corner

    Information for 8th Graders

    What Orchestra Class do I register for?

    • Concert Orchestra

    How do I audition for Symphonic I Orchestra?

    JHS Orchestra Questions & Answers



    JHS Orchestra Registration Video


    JHS Orchestra Virtual Concert - April 1st, 2021


    JHS Orchestra Virtual Concert Highlights, April 2021


    JHS VIRTUAL CONCERT ORCHESTRA - December 9th, 2020


    JHS Why Orchestra?


    Current Students Visit Canvas for all course information