Southeastern High School Orchestra
Hamilton Southeastern Orchestras
The mission of the Hamilton Southeastern High School Orchestra Program is to challenge, inspire, understand, and represent through the art and communication of music performance.
Southeastern Orchestra Royal Update
HSEHS Southeastern Orchestra, Families!
The Southeastern Orchestras have been busy these last few weeks! It's always exciting to hear the student's progress this time of year. We wrapped up our final playing assessment for this concert cycle last week and the students are doing a great job preparing. Serenata and Symphony finished Sectional Leader auditions and results were posted this week. It was good to see how many students auditioned and watch them conduct a sectional. This Friday is our e-Learning day and the assignment has already been posted and some have even completed it! Next week the final concert seating will be posted and our focus will be on balancing the ensemble and cleaning the final challenging sections.
We are excited to share our program with you and hope to see you all at the concert!
We have several important announcements and updates below so please take a moment to read through.
Feel free to reach out with any questions you may have!
Heather Nieto, Director of Orchestras
Charles Kunz, Associate Director of Orchestras
Taylor Lewis, Student Teacher, Indiana University
Congratulations to the following students for their acceptance into the Indiana ASTA HS All Region Honor Orchestra! These students will join just under 100 students from around the state at Franklin Central High School on Sunday, November 19th for the INASTA High School All Region. This is the first year for this event at the HS level.
JACKSON FULLER, VIOLIN1, Symphony Orchestra
ARABELLA KIMBALL, VIOLIN 2, Symphony Orchestra
DREW MANGES, VIOLA, Symphony Orchestra
KAAVYA MALU, VIOLA, Serenata Orchestra
KAHAAN MODI, BASS, Symphony Orchestra
FALL CONCERT TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10TH
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10TH @ 7:00PM is our first concert of the year. All orchestras will be performing that night Don't forget to get your tickets through Purple Pass. Tickets are $8.00 Adults - $5.00 Seniors/Students and $10.00 for the livestream.
We kicked off our Fan Pledge Fundraiser on Tuesday, September 12th! We are just under half way to our goal for $20,000. Our goal is to make this our only fundraiser this year. As a reminder, our Fan Pledge donation link will be available until Friday, October 6th. Please continue to share the link on your social media, to your friends and family too! We will also accept donations made directly to the Southeastern Orchestra with cash or check. Checks must be made payable to "Hamilton Southeastern HS Orchestra".
Fan Pledge Link: https://www.fpfans.com/311c53
Financial transparency is important to us. Please review the Southeastern Accounts infographic below to better understand how we use the money we are raising this Fall and in the Spring.
Don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions!
Reminder: Concert attire information can be found on the "Family Resources" page on the orchestra website. While we do not currently charge for tux rental, there may be a cleaning fee in the future.
Camerata, Philharmonic, and Serenata
Students should be wearing "Informal Performance Dress". Informal means all black. Dress pants/skirt, dress shirt, black dress shoes.
Students should wear a nice black dress, black dress shoes, and black tux. The Southeastern Orchestras have tux jackets and bow ties for students. However, those wearing tuxes, must provide their own tux pants, tux shirt and dress shoes.
Serenata Special Note:
We will be fitting Serenata for tux jackets before the Winter Concert. Serenata students will need a tux shirt and tux pants. We will provide the jackets, ties and cumberbunds. If you have any questions, concerns or need assistance, please reach out to us. firstname.lastname@example.org
We strongly encourage families to help students get involved with private lessons. Whether your orchestra student is trying to push to the next challenge with their playing or needing extra help, private lessons are an excellent way to go. For your convenience we have included a link to our Private Lesson teacher list. The highlighted teachers are highly recommended and are aware that they are on our list. Please feel free to reach out to them directly. We will also keep the linked button with the buttons at the bottom of our newsletter for you throughout the year.
SOUTHEASTERN ORCHESTRA DIRECTORS
MESSAGE FROM MISS TAYLOR!
Dear parents and students,
I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know everyone better this past month, and to see the progress students have made in such a short amount of time has been a pleasure to watch! I have been learning a lot about rehearsal strategies and conducting techniques from Mrs. Nieto and Mr. Kunz, and am exciting to expand on these concepts even more in October. Hopefully I will get a chance to meet and speak with parents at our Fall Concert on Tuesday, October 10th. I am really excited for this concert - as it will be my first time conducting an ensemble in front of an audience!