There's nothing quite like the sound of a symphony orchestra. You're bound to fall in love right away! Here we play some of the greatest works from Hollywood, Disney, and Broadway. Experience the symphonic masterpieces of John Williams, Alan Silvestri, Hans Zimmer, Alan Menken, Michael Giacchino, and more! If you're looking to play orchestra music that won't make you fall asleep, VPOPS Orchestra is the place for you. Started in 2010, the VPOPS Orchestra has performed in some of the best theatres in town. They have also made their debut at Carnegie Hall, NYC in June 2015, and Tokyo, Japan in August 2018. In 2020, we will be making our 3rd international tour overseas (destination to be announced). Join our ranks today and embark on a thrilling adventure with the VPOPS Orchestra.


Term 1: January 7- April 28

LEVEL 3 (20 seats)

20 minute repertoire prepared per term, performance at local venues (For those with 2-5 years of experience; can read basic pitch and rhythms fluently). 12 weekly sessions covering up to 4 group songs (drawn from folk, classical, and popular genres) and 6 etudes. We will introduce intermediate playing techniques and intermediate pitch/rhythm reading skills. 

Pitches: 2 Octave Scales

Keys: A Major, D Major, G Major, C Major, F Major, Bb Major, A Minor, G Minor, B Minor, C Minor, D Minor

Rhythm: Whole, half, quarter, eighth, sixteenth notes and rests plus dotted rhythms and ties, and counting systems

LEVEL 4 (30 seats)

40 minute repertoire prepared per term, performance at Chan Centre (For those with 6-8 years of experience; consistent tone and pitch production; accurate rhythms). 12 weekly sessions covering up to 5 group songs (drawn Hollywood, Broadway and Disney). We will introduce advanced rhythm reading skills and playing techniques. 

Pitches: 3 Octave Scales

Keys: All Keys

Rhythm: Cut-time, Compound time, Quarter-note triplets, Quintuplets, and Septuplets

LEVEL 5 (50 seats)

90 minute repertoire prepared per term, full performance at Chan Centre (For those with 9-10 years of experience; fluent sight-reading; quality tone, pitch, and dynamic control; accurate rhythms). 12 weekly sessions covering repertoire for an entire show. 

Pitches: 3 Octave Scales

Keys: All Keys

Rhythm: All Rhythms at any Tempo

Technique: Dynamic and Articulation control, Orchestral and Performance etiquette


"As a formally trained and schooled musician, I was looking for a good, solid community orchestra to join that would help me keep up my skills, challenge me to better in my own playing, and the type of ensemble to which I could significantly contribute, and help me grow in the community. Just from playing in the group for one concert so far, I can see how dedicated the members are to the music and to each other as a whole! The director, Tom, is very encouraging and friendly, but still driven in his vision. I like to have high expectations to live up to and I have found this group to be exactly what I needed to be a part of."

- Leslie Wilson, Clarinet


  • 12 Weekly ensemble rehearsals

  • One-on-one coaching (2 Sessions included/term)

  • 1 Concert Performance