The Junior Orchestra, a string ensemble of Northwest Florida State College, is getting ready to start their second semester of rehearsals. The program is open to young string students (violin, viola, cello and string bass) with at least two years of experience from third to ninth grade in Okaloosa and Walton Counties. This group is a stepping-stone to the more advanced Northwest Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra and is the only program of its kind in the area.

The group, under the direction of Liz Aylor, meets from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday in room 304 of the Music Wing at NWFSC in Niceville. The class is offered through the college and registration fee for the semester is $125 which is payable at the first rehearsal Jan. 26. For more information, call 651-4308.