Katy High School Orchestra News
Wednesday, September 4th, 2019
Monday, Sept 9th MAR (Monday Afternoon Rehearsal). 3:15 to 4:30 pm, just for Varsity Chamber Orchestra. Continues at this time every Monday
Monday, Sept 9th Rice University trip sign ups are due (see info below)
Thursday, Sept 12th Playing test in class
Friday, Sept 13th Region Orchestra sign ups are due (see info below)
Spring Trip to San Antonio April 3-4, 2020 Only 18 seats left!
Rice University Symphony Trip on Friday, October 4th
Rice University Symphony Trip (optional)
Friday, Oct. 4th, 4:30-10pm
6100 Main St
Rice University Symphony Trip on Friday, October 4th, 2019
Sign up by Monday, September 9th, 2019 I have to get an exact headcount for tickets. No sign up=no ticket.
Who: All KHS Orchestra students. You must have paid your 2019-2020 KHOBA fees in full. Optional.
What: Rice Symphony Field Trip. The performance starts at 7:30 pm and ends around 9 pm.
Where: The concert is at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music.
When: Friday, October 4th. 4:30 pm to 10:00 pm. We have plenty of dinner and traffic time built in.
Transportation: Yellow school bus. You can’t drive yourself. The bus will depart from the orchestra loading dock.
What to wear: Dress nicely, conservatively. No jeans. Collared shirts and maybe a tie and khakis/slacks for boys, dresses/slacks/skirts for girls, hems to the knee.
How much does it cost? Tickets are free, and KHOBA is covering the bus cost
Dinner: Bring about $10-$15 for dinner at Memorial City Mall food court. We will be staying in just the food court area, no Cheesecake Factory, no ice skating, no shopping, etc. You could also bring a sack dinner.
Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra
Friday, October 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Verdi Overture to La forza del destino - Joshua Hong, conductor
Mahler Symphony No. 5 in C Sharp Minor
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
Region Orchestra Auditions and how to sign up
You can download the audition contract on http://www.khsorchestras.org
Marching Band Traffic Closures 5 pm to 6:30 pm weekdays
Katy ISD Private Lesson Program
Violin and Viola Lessons at Katy High School
We have lessons available at KHS for violin and viola through the Katy ISD Private Lesson Program. We have two teachers. Please email Ms. Lawrence ASAP to sign up for a time. firstname.lastname@example.org
A private teacher can help you improve on your instrument and help with technique, region auditions, solos, and vibrato. Lessons are a weekly commitment.
Mr. Michael Della-Calce, violin (main instrument) and viola, $20.50 per 30 minute lesson
Mondays 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm Lessons start August 26th
Wednesdays 3:00 pm - 7:30 pm Lessons start August 28th
Dr. Sylvia Chien, viola (main instrument) and violin, $24.50 per 30 minute lesson
Dr. Chien has a doctorate in viola performance and is a Suzuki violin teacher
Wednesdays pm 3:00 -7:30 pm Lessons start August 21st
Dr. Chien's schedule is almost full. She has 6 pm to 7:30 pm available still.
Cello and Bass Lessons
Bass lessons through the Katy ISD Private Lesson Program will be offered at Paetow High School on Wednesdays with Grace Lewis, $22.50 per half hour.
We are short on private cello teachers in the Katy area. I will let you know if any cello teachers have availability. There are some experienced cello teachers at the new Paganini School of Music (Sam's Strings). https://paganinischool.com/
Sign up for Remind messages- required for students, optional for parents
In a text message:
for 2nd period Lyrica, message reads: @6e8h8b
for 3rd period Cello Choir, message reads: @ek4424
for 4th period Chamber, message reads: @kd7c86
for 5th period Concert, message reads: @h6e96g