Symphony Orchestra is open to all string players in grades 10-12 who have successfully completed one year of Concert Orchestra. No audition is required for this ensemble. Seating placements and section leader designations will occur throughout the year. Musicianship is further developed through challenging and diverse literature study and the refinement of string technique. The Symphony Orchestra regularly combines with the Philharmonic Orchestra and selected members of the Wind Symphony to perform major works from the Symphonic repertoire. This ensemble participates in SKMEA large group contest, and a variety of regional festivals. They perform in the Fall, Winter and Spring concerts and combine with the other orchestras for the Quadrant Concert and the Leavenworth tour. Selected members are chosen to augment the Philharmonic Orchestra as needed in the Masterworks Concert.