Strings N'Things

Ridge View High School Orchestra Sept. 16-20, 2019


Orchestra Fees

All orchestra fees can now be paid through parent portal. Once you log in, you can add them to your account. You can also pay them directly to the bookkeeper in the main office. If you have any questions please contact Mr. Pagal.

  • $25 - Orchestra Camp

  • $12 - T-Shirt

  • $10 - End of the Year Awards/Reception

  • $10 - Scholarship

  • $18 – Orchestra Equipment

  • $40 - Instrument Rental (Cellos & Basses Only)


Students are required to purchase the following uniform for all formal concert performances. Uniform fitting was done this week. The price below includes shipping and hemming if ordered through the school. All fees can be paid through parent portal.

$70.00 Women: Black Dress 2045AA-E, Black dress shoes and hose.

$111.00 Men: White tux shirt with jacket, black bow-tie, cummerbund, tux pants, black shoes and socks.

Class Materials

Students need the following classroom materials every day. Points will be deducted for missing materials. Please see class materials below.

Please read the handbook for more information. Please have an extra set of strings (for Violins/Violas) and an extra D and A string (for Cellos) by September 30th. Popular Brand name of strings include Helicore and Prelude.

Choosing your Strings

Different Kinds of Violin Strings

Cello and Bass Students

If you plan on using a school cello or bass at school please return the Instrument Rental Agreement Form along with your $40.00 Maintenance Fee. There are a limited number of basses and cellos to use at home. Students must have a home instrument to be in orchestra. Please contact Mr. Pagal for a separate contract. Fees are available to pay on parent portal.

The following students are missing their Maintenance agreement form.

Mack, Jada
Kirsch, Annika
Jackson, Justice
Addington, Emilei
Hasan, Sarah

Dukes, Kenari

Fugate, Rebecca

Hudson, Nevaeh

Johnson, Justis

Karn, Samuel

Keels, Elizabeth

Lawson, Heaven

McPhatter, Anton

Price, Davis

Scott, Emmanuel

Donaldson, Nia

Text Message Reminders

Recieve text message reminders about upcoming Orchestra events.

Text: 81010

Message: Mrpaga

Upcoming Events

Region Orchestra Auditions

Region Auditions are Saturday, Oct. 5 from 8-3pm. If you have a special time request due to SAT, Competition, etc. please contact Mr. Pagal a.s.a.p. to send in a request.

Tutor: Individual help on region music is available most days after school. Please contact Mr. Pagal at least 24 hours to schedule individual tutoring sessions.

Recordings: Recordings are available online at

The following individuals are registered for Region Orchestra Auditions.

Marco Halbrook

Jada Mack

John Walker

Grace Miller

Gabrielle Walker

Jaylin Caroway

Emilei Addington

Shia Cyprian

Sarah Hasan

James Watson

Jalyn Scott

Nicolas Johnson

Justice Jackson

Skye Hutchinson

Cameron Borum

Nia Donaldson

Caleb Milliken

Amalia Martin

Kennedi Tomlinson

Region Auditions

Saturday, Oct. 5th, 8am-3pm

1141 Kelly Mill Road

Blythewood, SC

Region auditions will be held October 5th at Kelly Mill Middle School. Times will be announced in the next week or so. Please let me know if you have any special requests for times, (SAT, Band Competitions, etc.)


Fundraiser Kick-Off: Our fundraiser Kick-Off will be Wed. Sept. 18 - Sept. 30. Profit from this fundraiser can help pay for students Spring Trip or help support the Orchestra Program.

$50.00 DEPOSIT DUE SEPT. 30: There is a $50.00 Deposit due Sept. 30th for students interested in attending the Spring Orchestra Trip. Profit from the fundraiser can help pay for this deposit. Please visit our website for more information by clicking on the image below.

Upcoming Concert

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