Orchestra Times

The official newsletter of Centennial Orchestra

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2021-2022 Orchestra Auditions Due Friday April 30th!

We look forward to auditions every year in which our students can demonstrate their growth and excitement for their instrument through well prepared auditions!

State UIL Solo & Ensemble Registration and Information

We are so proud of all of our students who competed in Solo & Ensemble last month, we had 50 students prepare and perform solos or ensembles, achieving all Superior and Excellent ratings!

Students who chose to memorize their solos or earned a superior rating on a grade 1 ensemble may choose to compete at the State Level with their performance. (Result letter will say 1C-Qaulifies for State S&E for students who qualify for this event)

Please click the button below to access the registration and information for this event. Deadline for registration is Tuesday April 13th!

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Senior Celebrations and Appreciation

Seniors and Senior parents! As we enter the final stretch of this year we want to celebrate and cherish our final months with our incredible seniors. Please take a moment to fill out the form below to share pictures and other information that will help us make the final months our seniors have with us incredible!
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Spring Concert

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Learn more about how to become an Orchestra Officer!

Everything you need to know about applying to be an Orchestra Officer can be found here! Watch the video below for a word from our current senior officers!
Why You Should Become An Orchestra Officer!

Rising Juniors and Seniors Consider GPA Opt-Out

The window to select this option is open from April 1st - April 16h. Please see the presentation provided by the counselor team to answer questions and see the steps for GPA Opt-Out for Orchestra for the next year.

End of Year Orchestra Balances

Balances are updated sent in e-mail through Charms monthly. Students will see either a balance (negative number) or a credit (positive number) under the Total Balance line. If you receive a statement and have questions, please reach out directly to Ms. Bell. If you do not have a credit or a balance due, you will not receive a statement.

Students with an outstanding balance should pay online through CheddarUp

Students who rolled fees over from last school year will be refunded their balance in May. Refunds will be processed either directly through CheddarUp (Our Online Orchestra Store) or will be mailed a check from the Orchestra Booster Team.

Interested in Private Lessons? Summer is a great time to get started!

Private lessons provide your student the opportunity to have individual attention on their instrument. This individual attention will allow your student to grow rapidly as a player and musician. The benefits of private lessons include supplemental one-on-one focused instruction to help students reach their full potential on their instrument; additional attention to students' individualized goals; and a competitive edge in orchestra placement, All-Region, and Solo & Ensemble each year. Private lessons improve a student's technique and allow them to learn increasingly complex music that top-level orchestras play. Students aspiring to join the Virtuosi or Philharmonic groups should seriously consider taking private lessons as the rigor of the music demands specialized attention.

Check out our incredible team of teachers here

Booster Club Parents Needed for the 2021-2022 School Year!

  • The Centennial Orchestra Booster Club is an integral part of the orchestra’s growth. Parents will donate countless hours to figure out ways to raise money for the Centennial Orchestra. They will volunteer to help out at concerts, receptions, contests; the list goes on and on.

  • Students really enjoy all of the “extra” things that happen in orchestra. We go on trips, have parties, compete in contests, eat lots of food, and so much more! We look forward to maintaining traditions!

  • All of these “extra” things are not free. Students want to see the traditions thrive. They will carry on as long as we have parents to volunteer and help raise the necessary funds to do so.

  • A small number of parents cannot continue to do all of the work for an orchestra this size. The booster club, the Centennial Orchestra, and the directors need help from ALL parents.

  • The orchestra’s school accounts and budget only take care of a very small amount of the monetary needs of the Centennial Orchestra. Fundraising and parent help is essential.

  • Parent volunteers are needed in the following ways:

  • Serving at concert receptions

  • Helping to prepare/set up/serve at the Orchestra Banquet at the end of the year

  • Spring Trip Chaperone

  • Field Trip Chaperone

  • Orchestra Party Chaperone

  • Offering to pick up food or drinks for an orchestra function or party

  • Being a member of the booster club board

  • In order for this orchestra to run efficiently, ALL must contribute. The CHS Orchestra students deserve the best! Parents, you have wonderful children, and they should get to experience every opportunity that the CHS Orchestra has to offer.

Please contact Virginia Burgan (President) for more information on our wonderful Booster Club.

Titan Orchestra Hoodie Purchase!

Stay warm and support Titan Orchestra by purchasing a Titan Orchestra Hoodie!
2020-2021 Orchestra T-Shirts

Purchase additional t-shirts for family or friends. Bring Stories to Life this year with Titan Orchestra!

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

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Orchestra Technology Resources

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