The orchestra program at Carpenter Middle School consists of four performance levels. The Plano program is set up for students to begin study of the violin, viola, cello, and string bass in 6th grade, although students with previous experience can audition for higher orchestras. Carpenter's Recital Orchestra consists of mostly 7th grade students in their second year on the instruments.
Concert Orchestra is a 7th and 8th grade group of 2nd and 3rd year performers. Chamber Orchestra is the Honor Orchestra of the school with the highest degree of performers.
Each orchestra performs in at least four concerts during the year and one group festival.
Students also have the option of participating in the annual Solo and Ensemble Contest. Private teachers are available during the school day.
Parents! Please check the CHARMS website to verify that your student's personal information is correct. Under Parent/Student Login enter carpentermsband as the School Code, then click on Enter Parents Area. On the next screen, enter your child's student id number.