Welcome to the Oakwood Orchestra!

Info Meeting, Petting Zoo, Instrument Sizing, and a Concert


Welcome to the Oakwood Orchestra! We are so excited that your child has chosen to take beginning orchestra next year. There are a few things that need to happen so that your child is ready for orchestra. The most important being....choose an instrument!

String Drive is our major event to get each family ready for beginning orchestra. Tuesday, May 5th from 4 pm to 9 pm the CSISD orchestra staff will be hosting informational meetings, an instrument petting zoo (so that students can try out the instruments again), and instrument sizing.

We would also like to invite you to the A&M Consolidated High School Orchestra's Spring Concert on Thursday, April 30th. You can attend an informational meeting, hear some great music, and students will get to experience their first orchestra concert from the stage! (If you attend the information session on April 30th, you can skip that step at the String Drive on May 5th.)

A&M Consolidated High School Orchestra Concert

Thursday, April 30th, 6:30pm

1801 Harvey Mitchell Parkway South

College Station, TX

Join us in the AMCHS Auditorium for the information session and the concert! The information session will begin at 6:30 and the concert at 7:00.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

String Drive 2015

Tuesday, May 5th, 4-9pm

1801 Harvey Mitchell Parkway South

College Station, TX

Park in the large parking lot between the school and the fields. Enter through the door marked #18 and proceed to the band room for the informational meeting.

String Drive Details

Start: Informational Meeting (Band Hall)

Ms. Read (Oakwood Orchestra) will walk you through the String Drive and the important events and information for the first year of orchestra. At the end of the meeting, Ms. Read and several current orchestra parents will be available to answer questions. Please click the button below to reserve a spot at one of the meetings!

Then: Petting Zoo (Cafeteria)

AMCHS orchestra students will be helping students try out the violin, viola, cello, and/or bass. This is a last chance for students to try the instruments before deciding what they want to play.

Then: Choose an Instrument (Cafeteria)

Once students decide what they want to play, they need to meet with either Mr. Duston (AMCMS Director) or Ms. McCormick (AMCHS Director). Each instrument comes in multiple sizes and the directors will measure each student to determine which size they need. At this stage, student will get the chance to sign a poster for their instrument so all their friends can see what they chose!

Finally: Visit with Vendors (Orchestra Room)

The last stop is in the orchestra room. Various vendors will be there to talk to you about rental programs and show off their wares.

Hear this year's 5th grade orchestra:

New World Symphony Theme- Oakwood 5th Grade Orchestra Winter 2014

Hear the 6th grade orchestra's most recent performance:

Theme from Pink Panther