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  Satellite High School Instrumental Music Program
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The Orchestra program is one of the finest and most comprehensive string programs in the Southeast United States. It is comprised of a full Symphonic Orchestra, the Concert Orchestra and the Chamber Orchestra.

The Orchestra Program is internationally recognized and, in addition to Maestro Nelson, hosts many guest conductors and clinicians from around the state and nation. It is known for its approach to professional orchestra literature and maturity of musicianship.

Symphonic Orchestra
Directed by Mr. Mark Nelson, Director of Instrumental Music

The Symphonic Orchestra is the advanced string ensemble at Satellite High School and is recognized nationally and internationally as one of the premier Orchestras in the nation. This full orchestra ensemble has performed twice at the prestigious Midwest Clinic in Chicago and at the Florida Orchestra Associations Fall Conference.

The ensemble garners superior ratings from adjudicators and professional musicians and is known for its expertise in the field of artistic music making with professional orchestral literature. The ensemble not only performs standard repertoire; it also showcases "musical gems" by the great composers that are not heard in "mainstream" America concert halls. The ensemble has a concerto contest each year that in turn features the winners during our final concert.

In addition to our two full time instructors, the ensemble also has the benefit of the expertise of our string consultant, Carey Moorman. There is not a better ensemble in which to be exposed to the great music of the masters.

Enrollment is based on audition. Click here for more information.

Concert Orchestra Directed by Mr. Ian McCormick, Associate Director of Instrumental Music

Concert Orchestra is the entry-level orchestra at Satellite High School. This ensemble works on fundamentals and refinement of technical and musical skills.

The orchestra is noted for its expertise and craftsmanship of appropriate string literature and has garnered numerous superior ratings from adjudicators and professional players alike.

In addition to our full time instructors the ensemble also has the benefit of the expertise of Satellite's string consultant, Carey Moorman.
Chamber Orchestra
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