Energetic rehearsals emphasize ensemble skills in a supportive, fun setting. The JSO aims to inspire with string literature that excites young students and develops a strong team spirit. Skill level: Minimum two years of instruction. 1st position note reading on A, D, and G strings; read simple rhythmic combinations of half, quarter, and eighth notes; understanding of legato, staccato and slurring 2-4 notes per bow. Scales: One octave G, D, C and A major scales, quarter note =60.