Camellia Juniors Orchestra
Camellia Juniors and Camellia Cadets Orchestras:
Youth orchestras for high school and middle school string students
Camellia Symphony Orchestra (CSO) has 2 student orchestras: Camellia Juniors Orchestra (CJO) for grades 9-12 and Junior Cadets (CJC) for grades 6-8. This program is for string students who want to play in an orchestra and either are not offered the opportunity at their school or wish to expand their musical opportunities.
General Program Information:
The season runs from September through May.
CJO Sept 26
Cadets Oct 4
Thursday Nov 15th Combined CJO & Cadets
CJO at Belle Coolidge Library in December TBA
CJO prior to Camellia Symphony February 9th
CJO prior to Camellia Symphony March 16th
Thursday Feb 28 CJO/C combined concert
Sunday March 24 CJO/C at the Library Galleria, Free Family Concert
Sunday May 19 CJO/C combined concert – POPS
If there is an orchestra at your school, you will need to be a participant or make arrangements with the teacher. This will be verified.
There will be 3-to-4 regular performances plus other community performances as opportunities arise.
Rehearsals are at Sutter Middle School from 7:00-8:30pm. CJO rehearses are on Wednesday and CJC on Thursday.
To help cover the cost, we ask each member for a chair sponsorship of $250.
CJO & CJC members attend Symphony concerts for free.
Auditions are used to develop a quality ensemble. However, the idea is not to frighten applicants but rather to establish the level of the group as a whole.
Date & Time of Auditions:
CJO/C Auditions: Wednesday June 5th.
Times assigned upon receipt of your application.
Where the Audition will take place:
Sutter Middle School, 3150 “I” Street, Sacramento, CA 95816 Room 110.
What to Play:
1) A scale of your choice; CJO – 2 octave, CJC – 1 octave
2) Short prepared solo. Select a SHORT piece that shows your best
3) Short sight-reading
Adjudicators will score musicians on the following: Intonation – Technique – Tone & Vibrato- Sight-reading ability – Rhythm – Musicianship
You will be notified of your results within 2 weeks.