Orchestra Ensembles

The Geneva Orchestra Program, directed by Mona Dawkins, seeks to cultivate the musical gifts given to each of us by God, developing those skills through the active study, practice, and collective performance of string and orchestral works. The mission of the orchestra program is to nurture a love and enjoyment for instrumental music, cultivating proficiency on a string instrument of choice, learning musical elements, and sharing this learned knowledge with the community. Geneva orchestra students are encouraged to have fun, make lifelong connections, and glorify God through the performance of music and development of their character. In order to achieve these goals, every student must be diligent in striving to meet the fundamental requirements needed for a successful ensemble.


Geneva Orchestra Requirements

  • Students must own or rent an instrument for usage during rehearsals and performances.
  • Students must be able to commit to the respective weekly rehearsals and performances based upon grade level.
  • Students must be able to show a continued interest in developing their musical skill on their instrument through the seeking of further instruction. Private lessons are preferred and highly encouraged, but not mandatory.

Philharmonia Orchestra

  • For beginner/intermediate string musicians in grades 3–6
  • Dates: September 6–December 13 / January 17–May 16
  • Time: Tuesdays, 3:30–4:30 pm
  • Place: Lower school instrumental music room
  • Fee: $75 per semester / $150 per year
  • Students will perform at First Lessons and Carols (Thursday, December 15, 2022), Spring String Showcase (Friday, April 14, 2023), and the Lower School Spring Concert (Friday, May 12, 2023).

Chamber Orchestra

  • For intermediate/advanced string musicians in grades 7–12 who have achieved a high degree of proficiency on their instrument and reflect a dedication to further their development in the musical arts
  • This is an auditioned ensemble. Information about what is required at the audition can be found here. Auditions will be held on Tuesday, August 23, at 7:10 am in the lower school instrumental room (room 131).
  • Dates: August 25–December 8 / January 10–May 25
  • Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:10–8:10 am
  • Place: Lower school instrumental music room
  • Fee: $75 per semester / $150 per year
  • Students will perform at the Upper School Christmas Concert (Friday, December 9, 2022), the Spring String Showcase (Friday, April 14, 2023), and the Baccalaureate Service (Thursday, May 25, 2023).

PLEASE SUBMIT THE ORCHESTRA REGISTRATION FORM BELOW (2022–2023)

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February 1, 2023
  • A Rotation - US Schedule

    Date: February 1, 2023 - February 1, 2023
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • US Spirit Days

    Date: February 1, 2023 - February 3, 2023
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • Typing Class (4th-8th Grade)

    Date: February 1, 2023 - February 1, 2023
    Time: 3:25 pm- 4:25 pm
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  • 1st & 2nd Grade Youth Basketball Practice

    Date: February 1, 2023 - February 1, 2023
    Time: 3:30 pm- 4:30 pm
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  • Brioso Choir (3rd–6th)

    Date: February 1, 2023 - February 1, 2023
    Time: 3:30 pm- 4:30 pm
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  • Varsity Tennis Home Match vs. Winter Park

    Date: February 1, 2023 - February 1, 2023
    Time: 3:30 pm- 7:00 pm
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  • 4th Gr - Knighting Ceremony Parent Meeting

    Date: February 1, 2023 - February 1, 2023
    Time: 6:30 pm- 7:30 pm
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February 2, 2023
  • US Spirit Days

    Date: February 1, 2023 - February 3, 2023
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • B Rotation - US Schedule

    Date: February 2, 2023 - February 2, 2023
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • Chamber Orchestra (7th-12th)

    Date: February 2, 2023 - February 2, 2023
    Time: 7:10 am- 8:10 am
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  • Auction 2023 Meeting

    Date: February 2, 2023 - February 2, 2023
    Time: 8:00 am- 10:00 am
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  • K4 / K Group Admission Assessment

    Date: February 2, 2023 - February 2, 2023
    Time: 8:00 am- 9:00 am
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  • K - Visit to Puff 'n Stuff (Brielmaier & McMurtie)

    Date: February 2, 2023 - February 2, 2023
    Time: 10:20 am- 12:20 pm
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  • K - Visit to Puff 'n Stuff (Chambley & Ferrari)

    Date: February 2, 2023 - February 2, 2023
    Time: 10:50 am- 12:50 pm
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  • 3rd-4th Grade Youth Basketball Practice

    Date: February 2, 2023 - February 2, 2023
    Time: 3:30 pm- 4:30 pm
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  • 5/6 Grade Basketball Practice AT WILLOW CREEK

    Date: February 2, 2023 - February 2, 2023
    Time: 3:30 pm- 5:00 pm
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  • Percussio (3rd–6th)

    Date: February 2, 2023 - February 2, 2023
    Time: 3:30 pm- 4:30 pm
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  • 5/6 Grade Girls Basketball CFML Playoffs

    Date: February 2, 2023 - February 2, 2023
    Time: 4:30 pm- 7:30 pm
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  • MS boys Basketball CFML Home Tournament 5pm, 6pm and 7pm

    Date: February 2, 2023 - February 2, 2023
    Time: 5:00 pm- 8:30 pm
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February 3, 2023
  • C Rotation - US Schedule

    Date: February 3, 2023 - February 3, 2023
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • US Spirit Days

    Date: February 1, 2023 - February 3, 2023
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • LS Spirit Friday

    Date: February 3, 2023 - February 3, 2023
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • 3rd Gr - Charlotte's Web Fair

    Date: February 3, 2023 - February 3, 2023
    Time: 9:45 am- 2:15 pm
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  • Kindergarten & 1st Grade Rec Basketball Practice & Games

    Date: February 3, 2023 - February 3, 2023
    Time: 2:50 pm- 5:00 pm
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  • Youth Tennis

    Date: February 3, 2023 - February 3, 2023
    Time: 3:30 pm- 4:30 pm
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  • MS Girls tournament at Kingsway 4pm-7pm

    Date: February 3, 2023 - February 3, 2023
    Time: 4:00 pm- 7:00 pm
    See more details

  • MS Boys basketball game vs. City of Life at 6pm at TGS

    Date: February 3, 2023 - February 3, 2023
    Time: 6:00 pm- 7:00 pm
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  • Varsity Boys Basketball Home Game vs. Southeastern Prep Academy

    Date: February 3, 2023 - February 3, 2023
    Time: 7:00 pm- 8:00 pm
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February 4, 2023
  • Archery OAS Preseason Scrimmage

    Date: February 4, 2023 - February 4, 2023
    Time: 10:00 am- 1:00 pm
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  • 7th Grade Parents Knight Out

    Date: February 4, 2023 - February 4, 2023
    Time: 6:30 pm- 9:30 pm
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February 1, 2023
  • A Rotation - US Schedule

    Date: February 1, 2023 - February 1, 2023
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
    See more details

  • US Spirit Days

    Date: February 1, 2023 - February 3, 2023
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
    See more details

  • Typing Class (4th-8th Grade)

    Date: February 1, 2023 - February 1, 2023
    Time: 3:25 pm- 4:25 pm
    See more details

  • 1st & 2nd Grade Youth Basketball Practice

    Date: February 1, 2023 - February 1, 2023
    Time: 3:30 pm- 4:30 pm
    See more details

  • Brioso Choir (3rd–6th)

    Date: February 1, 2023 - February 1, 2023
    Time: 3:30 pm- 4:30 pm
    See more details

  • Varsity Tennis Home Match vs. Winter Park

    Date: February 1, 2023 - February 1, 2023
    Time: 3:30 pm- 7:00 pm
    See more details

  • 4th Gr - Knighting Ceremony Parent Meeting

    Date: February 1, 2023 - February 1, 2023
    Time: 6:30 pm- 7:30 pm
    See more details

February 2, 2023
  • US Spirit Days

    Date: February 1, 2023 - February 3, 2023
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
    See more details

  • B Rotation - US Schedule

    Date: February 2, 2023 - February 2, 2023
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
    See more details

  • Chamber Orchestra (7th-12th)

    Date: February 2, 2023 - February 2, 2023
    Time: 7:10 am- 8:10 am
    See more details

  • Auction 2023 Meeting

    Date: February 2, 2023 - February 2, 2023
    Time: 8:00 am- 10:00 am
    See more details

  • K4 / K Group Admission Assessment

    Date: February 2, 2023 - February 2, 2023
    Time: 8:00 am- 9:00 am
    See more details

  • K - Visit to Puff 'n Stuff (Brielmaier & McMurtie)

    Date: February 2, 2023 - February 2, 2023
    Time: 10:20 am- 12:20 pm
    See more details

  • K - Visit to Puff 'n Stuff (Chambley & Ferrari)

    Date: February 2, 2023 - February 2, 2023
    Time: 10:50 am- 12:50 pm
    See more details

  • 3rd-4th Grade Youth Basketball Practice

    Date: February 2, 2023 - February 2, 2023
    Time: 3:30 pm- 4:30 pm
    See more details

  • 5/6 Grade Basketball Practice AT WILLOW CREEK

    Date: February 2, 2023 - February 2, 2023
    Time: 3:30 pm- 5:00 pm
    See more details

  • Percussio (3rd–6th)

    Date: February 2, 2023 - February 2, 2023
    Time: 3:30 pm- 4:30 pm
    See more details

  • 5/6 Grade Girls Basketball CFML Playoffs

    Date: February 2, 2023 - February 2, 2023
    Time: 4:30 pm- 7:30 pm
    See more details

  • MS boys Basketball CFML Home Tournament 5pm, 6pm and 7pm

    Date: February 2, 2023 - February 2, 2023
    Time: 5:00 pm- 8:30 pm
    See more details

February 3, 2023
  • C Rotation - US Schedule

    Date: February 3, 2023 - February 3, 2023
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
    See more details

  • US Spirit Days

    Date: February 1, 2023 - February 3, 2023
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
    See more details

  • LS Spirit Friday

    Date: February 3, 2023 - February 3, 2023
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
    See more details

  • 3rd Gr - Charlotte's Web Fair

    Date: February 3, 2023 - February 3, 2023
    Time: 9:45 am- 2:15 pm
    See more details

  • Kindergarten & 1st Grade Rec Basketball Practice & Games

    Date: February 3, 2023 - February 3, 2023
    Time: 2:50 pm- 5:00 pm
    See more details

  • Youth Tennis

    Date: February 3, 2023 - February 3, 2023
    Time: 3:30 pm- 4:30 pm
    See more details

  • MS Girls tournament at Kingsway 4pm-7pm

    Date: February 3, 2023 - February 3, 2023
    Time: 4:00 pm- 7:00 pm
    See more details

  • MS Boys basketball game vs. City of Life at 6pm at TGS

    Date: February 3, 2023 - February 3, 2023
    Time: 6:00 pm- 7:00 pm
    See more details

  • Varsity Boys Basketball Home Game vs. Southeastern Prep Academy

    Date: February 3, 2023 - February 3, 2023
    Time: 7:00 pm- 8:00 pm
    See more details

February 4, 2023
  • Archery OAS Preseason Scrimmage

    Date: February 4, 2023 - February 4, 2023
    Time: 10:00 am- 1:00 pm
    See more details

  • 7th Grade Parents Knight Out

    Date: February 4, 2023 - February 4, 2023
    Time: 6:30 pm- 9:30 pm
    See more details

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