“Music is too important to be left to the professionals” — Michelle Shocked

Welcome to the Orchestra!

Our program is one of the strongest in our state of Illinois and we’re proud to share it with you. Our unique program is featured in the book Music Makes the Difference: Programs and Partnerships published by MENC

The Orchestra program involves students from two area junior high schools:

Wilmette Junior High and Marie Murphy School

Students meet at Marie Murphy School for before-school (7:05-7:40 a.m.) rehearsals. There are two morning orchestras (Concert Strings and Senior Strings). Students are grouped by ability level, not by age.