Strings N'Things

RVHS Orchestra Beginning of the Year Newsletter


Welcome Back

Welcome back to another school year. Below you will find some important information about the Orchestra Program. Please take a moment and read through our Strings N'Things Newsletter. Our Parent/Uniform Meeting is Tuesday, August 28, at 6:30 in the Orchestra Room. I look forward to seeing at the meeting.

-Mr. Pagal

Orchestra Fees

All orchestra fees can now be paid through parent portal. Once you log in, you can add them to your account. You can also pay them directly to the bookkeeper in the main office.

Class Materials

Students need the following classroom materials every day. Points will be deducted for missing materials; Instrument, Music, Folder, Pencil, Rosin, Shoulder rest, Cleaning cloth, and Chromebook.

Please read the handbook for more information. Please have an extra set of strings (for Violins/Violas) and an extra D and A string (for Cellos) by September 30th. Popular Brand name of strings include Helicore and Prelude.

Cello and Bass students: If you plan on using a school cello or bass at school please return the Instrument Rental Agreement Form along with your Maintenance Fee by Friday Sept 1. There are a limited number of basses and cellos to use at home. Students must have a home instrument to be in orchestra. Please contact Mr. Pagal for a separate contract. Fees are available to pay on parent portal.

Picking out Strings

Orchestra Handbook and Calendar

The Orchestra Handbook is due Tuesday, August 28. Please fill out the last page of the HANDBOOK and return it signed and dated. Please ensure ALL Calendar Dates are on your family calendar (Second to the Last Page on the Handbook.)

Sign up

Remind 101

Recieve text message reminders about upcoming events.

Text: 81010

Message: Mrpaga

Google Classrooms

All orchestra students use the code below to sign up for the google classroom.

Classroom Code: uyq6z0

Upcoming Events

Orchestra Parent/Uniform Meeting August 28, 2018

Welcome back to another year of making music in Orchestra!

There will be an Orchestra parent meeting on August 28 at 6:30 pm, and we will be meeting in the Orchestra room. Information related to the Orchestra program, events, upcoming trips, and more will be discussed during. Students will have the opportunity to be measured for a concert uniform. The uniform will cost $65.00. The online payment option will be available on Parent Portal.

For those who cannot attend the Parent meeting, contact Mr. Pagal at

Region Orchestra Audition Registration

REGISTRATION IS DUE TUESDAY AUGUST 28. Students interested in auditioning for Region Orchestra please register by Tuesday and pay the $10.00 registration fee. Make checks payable to the RVHS Orchestra. ONLINE REGION REGISTRATION FORM