Students in the 7th grade orchestra study standard orchestra repertoire and the emphasis is to further develop their musical and performance skills. This is a year long course and students are eligible to participate in the 7th grade orchestra upon successful completion of the 6th grade orchestra, or by audition. As part of the class students are required to buy or rent a stringed instrument from a music store, and participate in the evening concerts. Concerts are performed at the Fairfield Middle School Gym.
Seventh grade orchestra students are also eligible to participate in the Honors Orchestra, which is an extra-curricular group and a mix of 7th and 8th grade orchestra students. Students accepted to Honors Orchestra are based on their audition.