Katy High School Orchestra News

Friday, August 16th 2019

Upcoming Events

Saturday, August 17 Freshman Breakfast and Paw Painting . If you are in 10th, 11th, or 12th, come paint your paw outside from 9:00 to 11 am. Park on the south side of the school by the natatorium and band semi trailer.


Monday, August 19 Bring your instrument, all paperwork due


Friday, August 23 KHS Orchestra Kick-Off Social 2:35 to 4:30 pm

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When do we need instruments?

Our first day playing will be Monday, August 19th. Bring your instrument and put it in your locker before school.

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. ellenmlawrence@katyisd.org


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 19th

Wednesdays 3:00 pm - 7:30 pm Lessons start August 21st


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




Cello and Bass Lessons

Bass lessons

Bass lessons through the Katy ISD Private Lesson Program will be offered at another high school this year-- it will be either Paetow or Morton Ranch. Please let me know ASAP if you want to take bass lessons through Katy ISD.


Cello lessons

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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Spring Trip to San Antonio April 3-4, 2020

Our spring trip will be on April 3rd and 4th, 2020. We are going to San Antonio! Friday will be the performance, sightseeing in the Riverwalk area, and Hard Rock Cafe for dinner. Saturday will be Six Flags Fiesta Texas. Total cost of the trip will be $340 per student, all inclusive without fundraising. Students will receive detailed sign up information the first week of school. This is an optional trip.

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