Conductor Andrea Taylor leads this entry-level ensemble for string players aged eight years and up, offering young musicians an opportunity to play musical arrangements in a group environment.


Students learn the skill of playing in a section and following a conductor. Students receive instruction on bow technique, phrasing, and musical terminology.




Students play a variety of Classical repertoire from the various periods  to popular selections, touching on a range of musical styles during the year. In addition to two concerts at the Chandos Pattison, the Junior String perform at community events and collaborating with other orchestras. The Junior Strings also participate in the Fraser Valley Kiwanis Festival held every May.


 For more information on auditioning for the Junior Strings, visits the Auditions page.