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 18
Cadets Sept 19
October 12, 2013 1st Concert prior to Camellia Symphony – At SCC CJO
Thursday Nov 21 Combined CJO & Cadets
December TBA CJO at Belle Coolidge Library
February 8, 2014 2nd Concert – At SCC CJO
March 13, 2014 2nd Combined Concert 7:00pm CJO & Cadets
Sunday March 23rd Free Family Concert at Library Galleria – 1:00 CJO & Cadets
April 26, 2014 3th Concert prior to Camellia Symphony – At SCC CJO
May 18, 2014 Pops Concert CJO & Cadets
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:
Students can schedule an audition throughout the year by calling or emailing the Camellia office.
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.