Students are expected to log into eCLASS for daily period attendance and use their school-provided G Suite emails to log into our Google Classroom. Accessing Your GCPS Gmail Account Use the following codes to join your orchestra class.
2020-2021 Class Codes 1st Period - Concert Strings: 2nd Period - Philharmonic Orchestra: 3rd Period - Chamber Orchestra: 5th Period - Maroon Orchestra: 6th Period - Gold Orchestra: 7th Period - Symphonic Strings:
The mobile app works really well and is very user-friendly. Desktop Instructions: Log in to eCLASS and find the “Google Classroom” icon in the top Navigation Bar of the Brookwood High School landing page. Add your orchestra class by clicking the “+” and typing in the code above.
Brookwood Orchestra Leadership Team – a volunteer student organization committed to serving the Brookwood Orchestra program and its students. Click here to visit the BOLT page.
Tri-M National Music Honors Society – seniors who have been actively involved in their school performance class (band, chorus, or orchestra) are eligible to apply for this nationally recognized honor society. Accepted students will be inducted and must complete a list of set requirements in order to be a recognized member at graduation.
Fine Arts Diploma Seal – students who complete 4 years of fine arts classes (3 of which in the same discipline) are eligible for a Fine Arts distinction for their diploma. Students must have completed 20 hours of fine arts community service, apply for the seal, and be recommended by their teacher.
Catherine R. Hudnall Honorary Scholarship – students interested in furthering their individual musical study through private lessons or music camps may apply for this annual scholarship.
Honor Orchestras – Gwinnett County Youth Symphony, Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra, Emory Youth Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra, Georgia Symphony Youth Orchestra, and others (audition required).
All-State Orchestra – an opportunity for students to perform with other outstanding high school musicians across the state under the direction of nationally-recognized conductors. County level auditions are held at BHS in October (audition required).
Brookwood Honors Recital – Students are encouraged to learn solo and chamber music repertoire outside of school orchestra music. Students who perform for their class may be selected to perform at the Honors Recital. This performance also acts as the audition for the CRH Scholarship.
Awards Ceremony – Brookwood students will be recognized for their hard work and achievement at the end of the school year. For each class, we award certificates for Most Improved, Most Dedicated, Best Attitude, and for Outstanding Musicianship.
Varsity Letter in Orchestra – Students who complete all requirements for our “varsity-level” orchestras (Philharmonic and Chamber Orchestras). Upon subsequent years, students are eligible for a varsity pin.
Maroon and Gold Award – 9th grade students who complete varsity letter requirements in their orchestra are eligible for this pin.
Classroom Plaques – Students may also have their name forever engraved in the orchestra room: the Students’ Choice Award, the Spirit Award, the Directors’ Award, and the National School Orchestra Award
Student Certificates – Students in each class will be recognized as: Most Improved, Most Dedicated, Best Attitude, and Outstanding Musician
LGPE Recognitions – Recognizing ensembles that score “Superior” or “Excellent” at LGPE
BOLT Awards – Students are recognized for their hard work in service to this orchestra program.
Work Horse Award – Awarded for exceptional service and leadership
Senior Medals – Students who are in orchestra all four years of high school will receive a medal to wear at graduation.
It is strongly recommended that all students take private lessons if at all possible. We provide quality orchestra instruction in class but those that take private lessons improve at a quicker pace and gain a stronger command of their instrument. This one-on-one attention from a professional is vital for students wishing to master a musical instrument.