Ensembles


Below is a listing & description of all of College Park's instrumental music ensembles. College Park offers a wide range of ensemble classes for students of different abilities. All ensembles perform on and off campus throughout the school year.  
(Pictured Above: The College Park Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Mr. Jiménez at the 2016 Sonoma State Invitational.) 

Every ensemble at College Park maintans an active performance schedule throughout the school year. Students perform at regular school concerts on campus as well as off campus at CMEA Festivals and other high level band & orchestra festivals. Over the past few years students have participated in the Chabot College Band Festival, the Sonoma State Invitiational Band & Orchestra Festival and the Campana Jazz Festival. 

In addition to our regular performance schedule, CP musicians also participate in other community events such as pep band performances at home football games, community holiday events, "Off the Grid" events in downtown Pleasant Hill and our annual gala fundraiser, the Musicians Showcase (held in late October). 
  1. Symphony Orchestra
    The Symphony Orchestra is one of College Park's premier ensembles. Membership is by audition only and combines the top players from Chamber Orchestra & Wind Ensemble. Students in CPSO must commit to evening rehearsals once a week since this ensemble is extra-curricular.
  2. Wind Ensemble
    The Wind Ensemble is one of College Park's premier ensembles. Students are admitted only after achieving a high level of mastery on their instrument and after completing a successful audition. Students from this ensemble are chosen for membership in the Symphony Orchestra.
  3. Chamber Orchestra
    The Chamber Orchestra is College Park's advanced orchestra class. Students are admitted by audition and generally complete one year in the entry level String Orchestra class before being admitted. Freshmen may be admitted to Chamber orchestra by audition only.
  4. Symphonic Band
    The Symphonic Band is an intermediate level ensemble that is comprised of sophomores, juniors and seniors who have completed one year in the Concert Band. An audition is not required for this class. However, an audition is required for freshmen only.
  5. Concert Band
    With some exceptions, freshmen wind and percussion students are placed in the Concert Band for a year of study in which progress is made in instrumental technique and musicianship. Preparation is made in this class for later participation in Symphonic Band or Wind Ensemble.
  6. String Orchestra
    The String Orchestra is College Park's entry level orchestra class. An audition is not required for admission into this ensemble. The class focuses on basic musicianship skills in preparation for upper level ensembles. Most freshmen will enroll in this class.
  7. Jazz Ensemble
    The Jazz Ensemble is College Park's premier jazz group. Placement is by audition only. Jazz works of moderate to advanced levels are studied. This class is held during zero period at 7:00am daily. Students in jazz should also be enrolled in another ensemble class during the school day.
  8. Jazz Band
    The Jazz Band is College Park's entry level jazz group. An audition is not required for this ensemble. Intermediate jazz works are studied. This class is held during zero period at 7:00am daily. Students in jazz should also be enrolled in another ensemble class during the school day.