September 21st, 2018
Practice records are due at the beginning of class every Monday. Students need to have their parents sign the practice record each week. A 10 point deduction will be given for unsigned or late practice records.
We offer after school practice sessions in the orchestra room every day from 3:45 to 4:30 :)
Beginner Orchestra Information
Beginner Fall Orchestra Concert
Friday, Sep. 28th, 6:30pm
3400 Community Avenue
Students need to be seated in the cafeteria,
dressed in their orchestra t-shirts and jeans, no later than 6pm
Performance Attire for Beginners
Instrument and bow in good working order
String Basics book 1
soft cloth (for cleaning)
shoulder rest (violin/viola students)
rock stop (cello bass students)
Instruments, books and supplies may be purchased at Dallas Strings in Allen.
Our first concert is on Friday, September 28th in the SJMS cafeteria beginning at 6:30pm. We are so excited to show you all the skills we are learning this quarter!
Philharmonic/Sinfonietta/Honors Orchestra Information
Philharmonic - Essential Elements book 2
Sinfonietta - String Basics book 2
Honors - String Basics book 3
Fall Concert is Wednesday, October 10th at 7pm - SJMS Cafeteria
Boys "Concert Black" Examples:
Girls "Concert Black" Examples:
Student Information Forms
1 orchestra t-shirt
1 orchestra draw string bag
1 binder with pencil pouch and organizational materials
1 entry fee to MISD orchestra solo contest
1 entry fee to our Spring Orchestra Festival (entry fees are $30 per student)
If you do not wish to bring your instrument back and forth to school each day, you can pay a $40 school instrument usage fee. You can leave your personal instrument at home for practice and use one of our school instruments for class.