The Symphonic Orchestra
El proyecto de la orquesta sinfónica del Gimnasio del Norte se creó con el objetivo de brindar a todos nuestros estudiantes la oportunidad de incorporar la actividad musical como factor fundamental del desarrollo humano y como una opción para que los alumnos cuenten con una afición que les permita ocupar su tiempo libre, en la realización de una expresión artística, que no sólo les proporciona entretenimiento sino también les exige disciplina, además de ser una oportunidad para desarrollar el pensamiento creativo, las habilidades, actitudes y atributos del perfil del IB, vinculándose así al marco curricular de nuestros programas.
The symphonic orchestra at school made up of four families of instruments: winds metals (trumpets and trombones), woodwind (saxophone, clarinet and flute), strings (violins, cellos and basses) and percussion (drums, bass drum, triangle, and cymbals).
Students may be members of the orchestra since third grade and they can start doing an exploration through the different families of instruments in the first quarter, then taking into account the abilities of each one and the teachers’ observation, they choose the instrument which they will keep on throughout their school life to ensure a smooth process at the level of technique and interpretation of the same. In grades third, fourth and fifth, the symphonic orchestra is a compulsory subject in the curriculum that all students are taught without exception, from sixth grade on, students can choose to continue keeping the same instrument since orchestra is an optional subject, or they can be part of the bands of popular music, or no symphonic music, which contributes equally to the musical processes that students are having.
Today the school's symphonic orchestra is formed by 90 students from grades fifth to ninth, who have followed a process from primary school. The activity of the orchestra is ongoing and it has shown the advances through various presentations and performing concerts, which have been applauded to acknowledge the effort of its students and the institution.