Solano Junior Strings
Entry Youth Orchestra
SJS is an entry level orchestra, involving students who have had little to no previous orchestral experience. As the requirement for entry is about a year of playing on an instrument, basic orchestral and string playing skills will be introduced and developed. These skills include playing in a section, technique and sound basics (dynamics, bow use, articulation, tone rhythm, pitch, and fingerings), listening to other sections in the orchestra, and learning how to follow a director. Prospective members must be able to read early level string music.
The goal of teaching of these skills is to create a foundation of orchestral performance and understanding that the students will be able to carry into higher level orchestras.
The director of SJS is Melinda Packer. Ms. Packer is a professional violist and public school music educator in Vacaville. See more of Ms. Packer's Bio Here