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


500 Davis St.

Vacaville, CA 95688


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