Orchestra News

Details on Upcoming Events

Medieval Times Trip - Friday, October 18

Our trip is this Friday! Some reminders:

  • If you or your student are attending this trip, please join the Remind Group specific to this event. Text the code @MTtrip19 to the phone number 81010. We will send out reminders and notify you when we are on the bus home.
  • Students need to wear Lawler Orchestra Tshirt
  • Meet at Lawler 5:30 PM at doors across from Tennis Courts
  • Bus departs at 5:45 PM
  • Students may bring spending money for extra snacks or gift shop souvenirs, but do not have to.
  • We encourage students to bring cell phones to contact parents on our way home.
  • We should be back to Lawler around 10:30 PM

If you are chaperoning, thank you! We are looking forward to having you on our trip. If you would like to send me your tshirt size, I'll send home a shirt for you too.

Please plan to ride the bus with us to and from the event. Come check in with Mrs. LaLonde when you arrive.

If you are planning to drive yourself, please let me know (lalondec@friscoisd.org) so we make sure to have an adult on each bus.

Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Optional orchestra fun
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Region Auditions - Saturday, October 26

If your student is registered for region, audition times will be sent home this week! A separate email will also be sent to region auditioners with reminders and specifics for the event.

Advanced Fall Concert - Wednesday, October 30

Who: All students in the Philharmonia, Sinfonia, Camerata, and Chamber orchestras. Beginners do not perform on this concert, but are encouraged to attend and will receive a free 100% on any canvas assignment if they attend and complete the listening worksheet provided at the concert.

When: Oct 30th @6:30PM. Philharmonia & Sinfonia arrive by 6:00PM. Camerata & Chamber arrive by 6:15PM. Students are expected to stay for the entire concert

Where: Lawler Cafeteria

What to Wear: Orchestra shirt with jeans or school appropriate pants.

What to Bring: Instrument & Music.

What: Students have been working hard to refine techniques and prepare some wonderful music for this concert. Parents, please plan to attend to support your student.


Beginner orchestra students have started to learn to tune their instrument. If your student does not have a personal tuner, they are falling behind in this learning. Please make sure to purchase your student a tuner. Recommended tuners below. We also have a limited quantity for sale in our orchestra store.

Violin/Viola Tuner

Cello/Bass Tuner