The DHS Baroque Ensemble (DHSBE) is an auditioned orchestral ensemble which will focus on Early Music, Baroque and early Classical Orchestral Music. Auditions announcements are in January and live auditions will take place in early spring. This performance ensemble is open to the following instrumentation: violin, viola, cello, bass, Key Board- Harpsichord. The orchestra will perform on Baroque instruments, which includes string instruments converted to Baroque style with gut strings and Baroque style bows. The DHSBE is for those students interested in the study and performance practices of early music including Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical periods. The DHSBE will meet daily for rehearsals and direct instruction and will maintain an active performance schedule throughout the school year. Auditions are held each spring for the following school year. For further information about auditions, please contact music instructor Angelo Moreno.