The orchestra is open to students with one or more years of playing experience on a string instrument. The class meets every day. This group performs classical and pop arrangements as well as pieces written exclusively for string orchestras. Additionally, we work on advancing technique, musicianship, composition and theory. The group performs at least five times per year. These include three major concerts at GVJH, at the Dos Pueblos Outreach Concert and at Disneyland. The orchestra has traveled to Disneyland Theme Parks every year since 2006 to perform and enjoy the attractions. It is the premier junior high orchestra in Santa Barbara County.