MHS Orchestra News

Auditions are coming!

Auditions for next year's orchestras are coming in APRIL!

Links for auditions packets provided here:

The goal is to begin auditions around April 4th. This is a month earlier than last year but will assist with the scheduling process and is a deadline set by the MHS Administration.

Solo & Ensemble Contest is coming up!

Solo & Ensemble contest will be held at MBHS this year on Saturday, April 16, 2016.

Students have all received a pack of solos that they may choose from however, if a student is taking lessons with a private lesson teacher we can look at other solo options.

If students plan to compete for a coveted spot on the Sweets and Strings concert to work toward one of the three MHS spots on the MISD Honors Recital, they must play a class 1 solo off the prescribed music list. The Solo & Ensemble judges will choose 10 candidates to move on to the Sweets & Strings concert/competition.

If you want to verify a solo class level, please feel free to contact Ms. Sorgi or Ms. O'Neill or you can look on the prescribed music here:

MHS Parent Booster Meeting

Wednesday, March 23rd, 6:30-7:30pm

MHS Orchestra Room I-106

If you are interested in being a member of the MHS Booster Organization, please put this date on your calendar! If you cannot attend but are still interested, please email Ms. Sorgi (

We have always had a small group of parent volunteers that have been an unofficial Booster group since our inception but now we have finally made it well over the 100 mark of students in orchestra so it is time to work on creating something more structured.

Hope to see you there!

If you are interested in acting in an officer capacity, please let Ms. Sorgi know.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

UIL Concert & Sightreading Contest 2016

The MHS Orchestras dominated 5A UIL Concert & Sightreading contest for the seventh consecutive year this week! The orchestra program started ten years ago with six students and has rapidly grown to over 150 students! This year MHS had three orchestras attend UIL and all orchestras received Superior “1” ratings on both stage and in sightreading. This is the first year for the combined Symphony Orchestras to attend, fourth year for Chamber Orchestra and seventh year for our Honors Chamber orchestra! Recordings of the performances will be available on under the awards tab.

Special congratulations to Honors Chamber soloists Neelam Bohra, Jakob Chow, Kelsey Clark, Joshua Dexter, Sai Sai Ding, Morgan King, Ralph Martin, Alex Paradis, Gabby Rice and Lauren Tyson.

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