Upbeat New Hampshire is a comprehensive program and ensemble playing is an essential component. All students are encouraged to participate from Nashua and surrounding communities. All ensemble rehearsals take place on Monday evenings in Nashua High School North Band room. The school address is 5 Titan Way, Nashua
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Vivaldi Ensemble (Intermediate Level)
Students that have completed (or almost completed) Strictly Strings Book 1 are eligible for Intermediate Ensemble. These students should be able to play C natural, F natural and G natural on all strings. They should understand eighth notes and have begun dotted quarter notes and sixteenth notes.
Tschaikovsky Ensemble and Orchestra (Advanced Level)
These students have started 3rd position and are at least halfway through book II of Strictly Strings. They can play all keys, sixteenth notes and understand dotted rhythms. First violinists in Advanced Ensemble can play in 1st through 5th positions and have begun 6 and 7th positions. Participation is through an audition process.
Honors String Quartet
This is for the most advanced students that need to work on more challenging works such as Bach Double Violin Concerto, Haydn String Quartets etc. Participation is through an audition process.