IMSS students typically join the school’s string orchestra in their second year of learning and instrument. This means violin and viola students commence when they are in Year 4, cello students when they are in Year 5 and double bass students in Year 6. The orchestra is led by our cello teacher, Ms Alexandra Bak.
The Orchestra rehearses once a week on Wednesday morning in the Music Room. Students are required to be at school at 7:30am in order to set up for orchestra, rehearse and pack up by 8:30am. In addition to providing an opportunity for students to apply their music skills in a moderate sized ensemble, the orchestra performs at the annual WA Schools’ Junior Orchestra Festival. This year the festival is scheduled for 11 September 2021.