String Ensemble is a course for intermediate to advanced-level string players (violin, viola, cello, bass). The focus is mainly on playing classical chamber music and learning the skills to be a good ensemble player. The repertoire chosen will address the skill level of the group as a whole to develop a cohesive group sound and to produce an accomplished End-of-Trimester presentation. We will explore and learn chamber music skills such as verbal and non-verbal communication, ensemble techniques, musical expression, sight reading, and performance skills. The Middle School String Ensemble Club is open to 6th, 7th, and 8th graders and meets one day per week.