The Pathfinder 7 & 8 Concert Orchestra is a continuation of the string music education begun in the 5th and 6th grades at Navigator School. Students will learn and develop new string and music performance skills. Refinement of previously learned skills is also addressed in class on a daily basis. Musical literature will be selected from quality arrangements written with the middle school beginning/developing student in mind. Students will perform at 4-5 concerts per year and also participate in the annual MSBOA District 4 Solo & Ensemble Festival. It is highly recommended that all students in this class begin to receive private instruction on their instrument from a trained or highly accomplished teacher.