The strings program at Riverton High School is one of the most rapidly growing programs in the school. Over the past three years the program has seen an incredible 300% growth (28-89 members) and have qualified for the State Orchestra Festival three years in a row. Below are descriptions of ensembles along with audition information, parent information, and media!
The Symphonic Orchestra is the intermediate string ensemble. Membership is open to all students at Riverton High School, including beginners, and is designed to assist students interested in playing a violin, viola, cello, or string bass. Students work in group situations suitable to their ability. Emphasis is on growth in technical proficiency, orchestral literature, and performance. Underclassmen are groomed for later placement in the Philharmonic Orchestra.
The Symphonic Orchestra participates in the Fall, Winter, and Spring Concerts as well as the Regional Festival. Occasionally the Symphonic Orchestra may participate in a spring tour, provided that students and parents agree to meet financial obligations. Membership in the local school orchestra automatically qualifies students to audition for the Jordan Symphony Orchestra.
The Philharmonic Orchestra is the premiere string ensemble at Riverton High School. Membership is by audition only. Philharmonic Orchestra consists primarily of seniors and juniors, although some talented sophomores may gain seating as well.
The Philharmonic Orchestra participates in the Fall, Winter, and Spring concerts as well as Regional and State Festivals. Occasionally the Philharmonic Orchestra may participate in a spring tour, provided that students and parents agree to meet financial obligations.
Philharmonic Orchestra is reserved for students who display dedication to advancing their proficiency as musicians.