3rd 6 Weeks
Orchestra Picture Day will be Thursday, November 11th. Students should wear their informal uniform (the orchestra spirit shirt, long jeans, and closed-toe shoes) to school. Students that want to change after the picture may bring spare clothes to do so.
If you would like to purchase the group photo OR have your child take individual pictures with their instrument, please see the below message from the Visual Services of Texas.
Orchestra Picture Day is: Thursday, November 11th, 2021.
You can safely prepay online right now!
Just click on this link: (This link is not compatible on cell phones. Please use a computer.)
Use Flyer Code: 5016VST
Student’s will receive flyers, to bring home, from their coach/director.
Students should bring a completed order envelope, to our photographer, on picture day.
Thank you for your order!
For questions or help, please contact: VST Customer Service: 281-341-1031 ext.2
Dress hemming day for Performing Orchestra formal dresses is Friday November 12th. The green form for dress hemming is due by Tuesday November 9th. Students can store their dress in the orchestra room the day of the hemming, and will change into their dress during the orchestra class.
In the months of November and December we are holding a Donation Campaign for the Spartan Orchestra program! 100% of the donation goes towards the experiences, equipment, and active growth of the orchestra program. In lieu of a traditional door-to-door fundraiser or charging admission for concerts, we kindly request that each family participates in the campaign.
This year in particular, we are raising money to replace the broken stand racks, broken tuners, and add instrument storage for the growing population of orchestra students.
You can send a donation at any time with your child using this form: https://www.sljhorchestras.org/uploads/8/6/1/1/86119594/donation_form.pdf
Alternatively, we will have this form printed during the upcoming December performances.
The Performing Orchestras are invited to the Annual Orchestra Wrap Party on Tuesday December 7th! (Please note that this is a change from the original date of 12/8.)
We will be teaching how to safely decorate instruments for the Caroling Ensemble Concert. Students will bring a bag labeled with their name to the orchestra room with wrapping paper, scissors, tape, and any optional bows/ribbon/tinsel/etc.
A permission form will be sent home as the event date approaches.
5TH GRADE TOUR
The Chamber Orchestra will be performing at three elementary schools for the 5th grade students on Wednesday December 8th during the school day. This will be an excused absence for the students, however they are responsible for any missed work for their other classes. Please see the itinerary below for details.
Students may bring a packed lunch or money for the Katy Mills Mall food court. Attire is the informal uniform.
First Year Orchestra
The FYO Winter Concert is scheduled for Thursday December 9th in the Seven Lakes Junior High Café! Students will stay after school for the rehearsal and pizza dinner. Please see the itinerary below for the exact details. Following the performance we will have a reception for students and their friends and families to enjoy and celebrate! A sign-up genius will be emailed out in December for contributions to the reception.
Students’ Formal Attire
CAROLING ENSEMBLE CONCERT
The Caroling Ensemble Concert is scheduled for Friday December 10th at Seven Lakes Junior High! This concert will feature the students in ensembles (small groups) instead of their full orchestra class. We will schedule the students for performances in the cafe, rotunda, and two gyms. Student call will be 6:15pm, and the performances will take place from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm.
This performance will be a double major grade for the students: their performance participation and an audience analysis assignment.