CRHS Orchestra E-News

May 21st

Summer Instrument Care

Summer is a great time to check on instrument health, or upgrade instrument quality or size.

Summer is also a great time for new strings and new bow hair.

Students take advantage of the opportunities available in the area. Several local shops in the area offer expertise, and outstanding service.

Lisle Violin Shop

1575 W Grand Pkwy S #400

Katy, TX 77494

Sam's Strings

411 Park Grove Dr #210

Katy, TX 77450

2022 Spring Trip to Boston

The Cinco Ranch High School Orchestra program has been invited to perform as part of the Circle of Honor Music Festival in Boston Massachusetts. This trip features a performance in historic Boston Symphony Hall, Harvard University Tour, and Boston Symphony performance and much more.

This trip is available to all orchestra students for the 2021-2022 school year. Please consider this amazing opportunity. Please see below for details of the trip. Interested students please complete the travel agreement by Friday May 28th.

From our CRHSOF President

The CRHS Orchestra Friends Executive Board is looking for volunteers for three open executive board positions for the 2021-22 school year. They are Hospitality (food catering needs) and Banquet coordinator (managing end-of-year banquet in May 2022). Orchestra Friends provides for orchestra students' extra classroom needs, social activities and more. If you are interested in helping or would like to know more, please contact Linda Mei at

Texas Tech Summer Orchestra Camp

Texas Tech is offering a summer camp for interested High School Orchestra students. Students at CRHS are encouraged to look in to this unique opportunity.
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Private Lessons

Now is a great time to enroll in Private lessons for all instruments. One on one instruction is very valuable at this time. Paganini School is a great place for Private Lessons in the Katy area. Many teachers are offering virtual lessons. Other instructors have Availability my be limited. Sign up soon!

We now have more instructors interested in teaching students from the CRHS orchestra. Please take advantage of the local talent in our community. Rates may vary by instructor. Online lessons are available.

Tracy Gibler, Violin 817-917-5546

Jim McLeland, Violin 832-264-7833

Natalie Mann, Violin 405-630-8289

Yuliya Kim, Cello 917-741-0075

Aidan Gettemy, Cello 281-602-9376 (CRHS Alum)

Francisco Garay, Cello 713 998-5232 (CRHS Alum)

Rebecca Tompkins, Viola 281-717-4907

Vicky Perez, Cello 832-469-1127

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