Our first concert for our performing orchestras is tomorrow, Wednesday October 26. Sinfonia, Philharmonic, and Chamber students need to arrive at 5:00, and Lyrica and Honors students need to arrive at 6:30 at Tompkins High School. Check out our previous post and Mr. Whatley's latest emails for more information.
Orchestra Picture day is this Friday! Students need to bring their formal uniforms and their instruments (violins and violas only) to school to be in this required picture. If you would like an individual photo taken in addition to our group photo, send a check with the picture order form that was given out during class.
October has begun, and that means that our first concerts for all our students are coming up. There are three separate concerts, below is the information for each and which students will be performing.
-All FYO (first year) students will be playing in their first concert on Thursday, October 20th at 6:00pm in the SLJH cafeteria. Students must arrive by 5:30pm to get set up and tuned. This will be a short concert where the students will demonstrate all the fundamentals of string playing that they have been working on using songs from their Essential Elements method book. The students have learned a lot in just two months and they are excited to show you what they can do so far!
--Honor and Chamber orchestra students who are participating in Full Orchestra will have their first concert on Thursday, October 20th as well. This concert will be held at the Seven Lakes High School Performing Arts Center at 7:30pm, students must arrive by 7:00pm. The orchestra students will be performing with the SLJH band students at the end of their concert, and they are excited to perform together as one ensemble for the first time.
-All performing orchestras (non-FYO) will have their first concerts on Wednesday, October 26th. This will be a combined concert with the orchestras of Woodcreek JH and Tays JH. Because of the vast number of students in all these programs, there will be two separate concerts: Philharmonic, Sinfonia, and Chamber orchestra students will be performing at 5:30pm (arrive by 5:00pm), and Lyrica and Honors orchestra students will be performing at 7:00pm (arrive by 6:30pm). Both concerts will be held at the Tompkins HS Performing Arts Center.