• Grosse Pointe South High School

    Orchestras

    11 Grosse Pointe Boulevard

    Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan 48236

    Telephone: 313.432.5400   Facsimile: 313.432.3502

    James Gross, Orchestra Director
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     Symphony Orchestra 2014
    The Grosse Pointe South HS Symphony Orchestra is comprised of motivated and talented student musicians.  The ensemble performs literature from the standard repertoire.  For the past nine years, the Symphony Orchestra has earned Division I ratings at MSBOA District XVI and State Orchestra Festival.   An audition-only ensemble, the Symphony Orchestra performs regularly throughout the school year at concerts such as Octoberfest, String Extravaganza, MSBOA Orchestra Festival, and our annual Spring Concert.  Recent performances outside of school have included a 2013 performance at the Anaheim (CA) Heritage Festival of Music where the orchestra won "Best Overall". Other recent concerts have included performances at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Grosse Pointe Yacht Club, Riverside Church in NYC, and London's Royal Academy of Music.   Members of the Symphony Orchestra also participate in our school's Chamber Orchestra, Pit Orchestra, Jazz Band, Pep Band and participate in the school's Tri-M musical fraternity.
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    Concert Orchestra 2014

    The Grosse Pointe South High School Concert Orchestra, a training ensemble comprising all  freshmen and upperclassmen, performs regularly throughout the school year at concerts such as the Octoberfest, String Extravaganza, MSBOA Orchestra Festival and our annual Spring Concert. The Concert Orchestra has consistently earned Division I & II ratings at MSBOA District XVI Orchestra Festival.   Members of the Concert Orchestra participate in:  MSBOA District XVI Solo & Ensemble Festival, area youth orchestras, and receive quarterly sectionals with members of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.