College Park Symphony Orchestra (CPSO)
The Symphony Orchestra is one of College Park's premier ensembles. Membership is by audition only and combines the top players from Chamber Orchestra & Wind Ensemble. Students in CPSO must commit to evening rehearsals once a week since this ensemble is extra-curricular.
The Wind Ensemble is one of College Park's premier ensembles. Students are admitted only after achieving a high level of mastery on their instrument and after completing a successful audition. Students from this ensemble are chosen for membership in the Symphony Orchestra.
The Chamber Orchestra is College Park's advanced orchestra class. Students are admitted by audition and generally complete one year in the entry level String Orchestra class before being admitted. Freshmen may be admitted to Chamber orchestra by audition only.
The Symphonic Band is an intermediate level ensemble that is comprised of sophomores, juniors and seniors who have completed one year in the Concert Band. An audition is not required for this class. However, an audition is required for freshmen only.
With some exceptions, freshmen wind and percussion students are placed in the Concert Band for a year of study in which progress is made in instrumental technique and musicianship. Preparation is made in this class for later participation in Symphonic Band or Wind Ensemble.
The String Orchestra is College Park's entry level orchestra class. An audition is not required for admission into this ensemble. The class focuses on basic musicianship skills in preparation for upper level ensembles. Most freshmen will enroll in this class.
The Jazz Ensemble is College Park's premier jazz group. Placement is by audition only. Jazz works of moderate to advanced levels are studied. This class is held during zero period at 7:00am daily. Students in jazz should also be enrolled in another ensemble class during the school day.