This course teaches students more complex rhythms, note reading and a wider range of techniques to guide them in the orchestra experience as students continue from fifth grade to sixth grade. Additional time is spent helping students develop a more mature sound through right arm bowing techniques and left-hand intonation work. The course begins to incorporate scales and exercises that expand students’ knowledge of their instruments. In addition, the orchestra focuses on developing individual instrument skills. The fifth and sixth grade orchestra performs in two required concerts during the year.