Gemini Repertory Orchestra is designed to introduce string students to the fundamentals of ensemble playing. Repertory Orchestra provides musicians with the foundation for a lifetime of music making and success in future Gemini orchestras.
Gemini Prelude Band introduces winds, brass and percussion players to the fundamentals of playing in a concert band setting. Members will learn a variety of great music and enjoy working working hard toward performances. Appropriate for NYSSMA levels II-IV.
Gemini String Orchestra introduces students to string ensemble playing. Musicians performing at NYSSMA levels IV-VI receive intensive technical instruction and prepare for the symphonic orchestras. Literature is selected primarily from original editions, although in some cases arrangements are performed.
Gemini Concert Winds is comprised of woodwind, brass and percussion students, some of whom also perform in the Youth Symphony and Philharmonia. It is open to musicians performing at NYSSMA levels IV to VI/All-State. Concert Winds performs both classical and lighter fare, usually in original form.
Gemini Philharmonia is a preparatory symphonic orchestra open to string, wind, and percussion players at NYSSMA levels V or VI. The primary musical literature of the Philharmonia consists of standard classic repertoire in original editions. The Philharmonia also performs new compositions.
Gemini Youth Symphony is a full symphonic orchestra open to the most advanced students in GYO. The Youth Symphony performs a wide variety of repertoire across a multitude of eras and styles, with particular focus on the large symphonic repertory of the 19th and 20th centuries. While NYSSMA scores are not a factor in admission to GYS, students wishing to audition should play at a Level VI/All-State equivalent.