Orchestra Times - October

The official newsletter of Centennial Orchestra

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Fall Concert and Dress Rehearsal is October 6th and 7th

With seven weeks of hard work both in and outside of class we are proud to invite parents, friends and families to our Fall Concert on Thursday October 7th at 7:00pm.

Students will also have a required dress rehearsal on Wednesday October 6th from 4:30pm-8:30pm.

Please see the Fall Concert and Dress Rehearsal Handout for details and information for students and families. Students can continue to access this with the paper handout given in class or find it on canvas.

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Titan Orchestra Store

Student statements with a balance are sent out each month on the first of the month. Students with a 0 balance will not receive a statement unless they request one.

Students renting a school instrument can pay their school rental fee through OSF.

All other fees can be paid through our Titan Orchestra store by clicking the button below

  • Yearly Orchestra Activity Fee (all)
  • All-Region
  • Solo & Ensemble

Titan Orchestra Concert Uniforms

Each student will be issued a concert uniform

  • Black dress ($60 value if lost or damaged)

    • Removable sewn hems are permitted for dresses, but permanent alterations should not be made.

  • Tuxedo jacket ($60 value if lost or damaged) and bowtie ($3 value if lost or damaged).

Students were fitted for their uniform during class and are responsible for their uniform for the entire school year.

What you are expected to provide

Dress Uniform

  • Black dress shoes (Close-toed, no more than 2” heels)

Tuxedo Uniform

  • Black dress shoes

  • Black socks

  • Black dress pants

  • Formal, long-sleeved white tuxedo shirt

Routine care of uniform

After each performance, it is strongly recommended that the black dress or tuxedo jacket be taken to the cleaners and dry-cleaned. Do not iron the dress or tuxedo.

Collection of Uniforms

Any student who does not return the gown or tux by the announced date at the end of the year will have an “unclear record” form submitted to the office, and he/she will be unable to receive grades or register for the next semester until this obligation is met.

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Titan Orchestra Fan-Pledge Fundraiser

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Wester Adult Beginning Orchestra

Wester Middle School is starting a Beginning Adult Orchestra this school year. This is a wonderful opportunity for parents, faculty, and staff who are interested in learning a string instrument. The ensemble will meet on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 - 7:15 PM at Wester Middle School. The class is free, but participants will need to provide their own instrument and supplies. If you are interested in participating, please fill out the form below. Link to Form: https://forms.gle/p2urbStnbw5gRqAP7

Please contact Ms. Pardis Salehi salehip@friscoisd.org (Wester Director of Orchestras) if you have any additional questions.

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Orchestra Tutorials!

We are so excited to see so many of you coming in regularly to practice either before or after school! With your busy schedule, it's easy to come in for 20-30 minutes right before or after school to get in your daily practice! Students who need a practice space can always come practice in the orchestra room!

To get one-on-one support and feedback please make sure to sign up for tutorials moving forward. We want to make sure you are getting the time with a Director that you need! If you need practice support or need to replay a pass-off, please sign up for a tutorial time by clicking the Orchestra Tutorial Link here and it can always be found in the Titan Orchestra Resources. This will allow us to make sure we are available when you have time.

When you come in for a tutorial you should:

  • Unpack
  • Tune
  • Warm up on a scale appropriate for your passoff
  • Review the comments and rubric found in Canvas
  • Practice those skills
  • Wait for a director to work with you
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Stay Connected!


Parents may join Remind for regular updates by texting the code for your student's class to the number 81010

All students should be registered for their own class Remind

2021-2022 Orchestra Calendar

Stay up to date on all scheduled Orchestra Concerts, Competitions, and Socials by adding our Titan Orchestra Calendar to your Google calendar!
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Charms Office Assistant

Please make sure you have added charmsemailsender@charmsmusic.com to your address book. All program communications will be sent from there. Rising Sophomores - Seniors can go ahead and update your personal information by following the instructions in the Charms Guide
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Orchestra Technology Resources

Please access any of the resources below if you have questions about Technology in Orchestra