Katy High School Orchestra News
Wednesday, September 18th, 2019
Monday, Sept 23rd MAR (Monday Afternoon Rehearsal). 3:15 to 4:30 pm, just for Varsity Chamber Orchestra
Friday, Sept 27th Deadline to sign up for San Antonio trip. Only 14 spots left.
Monday, Sept 30th MAR (Monday Afternoon Rehearsal) is cancelled, just this day.
Friday, October 4th Rice Symphony Trip. Only for students that signed up to go.
Thursday, October 10th WoodCreek JH Orchestra Beginner Showcase. We need a group of about 10 students from Varsity Chamber Orchestra to volunteer and perform at this event. Evening. Optional. More info later.
Saturday, October 12th Region Orchestra Auditions at Kerr High School
Wednesday, Oct 23rd Masquerade Serenade Rehearsal after school
Thursday, Oct 24th Masquerade Serenade Concert at KHS
October 29th First letter jacket fitting date
Letter Jacket fitting is October 29th
All orchestra seniors can get a letter jacket at this fitting (or later in the year is ok, too). Underclassmen can qualify for a letter jacket if they do extra events like Region Orchestra, All State, UIL Solo and Ensemble, or KYAC. See PDF form below. You need 15 points for a letter jacket and each event is worth a different number of points.
Spring Trip to San Antonio April 3-4, 2020 Only 14 seats left! Deadline to sign up is Friday, Sept 27th
Marching Band Traffic Closures 5 pm to 6:30 pm weekdays
Katy ISD Private Lesson Program
Violin and Viola Lessons at Katy High School
We have lessons available at KHS for violin and viola through the Katy ISD Private Lesson Program. We have two teachers. Please email Ms. Lawrence ASAP to sign up for a time. email@example.com
A private teacher can help you improve on your instrument and help with technique, region auditions, solos, and vibrato. Lessons are a weekly commitment.
Mr. Michael Della-Calce, violin (main instrument) and viola, $20.50 per 30 minute lesson
Mondays 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm Lessons start August 26th
Wednesdays 3:00 pm - 7:30 pm Lessons start August 28th
Dr. Sylvia Chien, viola (main instrument) and violin, $24.50 per 30 minute lesson
Dr. Chien has a doctorate in viola performance and is a Suzuki violin teacher
Wednesdays pm 3:00 -7:30 pm Lessons start August 21st
Dr. Chien's schedule is almost full. She has 6 pm to 7:30 pm available still.
Cello and Bass Lessons
Bass lessons through the Katy ISD Private Lesson Program will be offered at Paetow High School on Wednesdays with Grace Lewis, $22.50 per half hour.
We are short on private cello teachers in the Katy area. I will let you know if any cello teachers have availability. There are some experienced cello teachers at the new Paganini School of Music (Sam's Strings). https://paganinischool.com/
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