CRHS Orchestra E-News

January 18th

UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest

Orchestra students will participate in UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest February 5th at Mayde Creek High School. Good luck to all students improving their individual and small group skills.


Students performing solos will need a purchased original for the judge at this contest.


Students performing solos will begin rehearsals with Ms. Combs, or Ms. Bardelli beginning the week of January 25th. The official accompanist schedule is available in the back of the orchestra room.

Sinfonia Orchestra TMEA send off concert

Sinfonia orchestra will be performing their TMEA program, Tuesday February 8th at 7:00pm at the CRHS Performing Arts Center. Please join us in this memorable performance. This concert is open to the public and offered at no charge.


Only Sinfonia Orchestra is performing in this concert.

Call time for performers is 6:45pm.

Dress is formal uniform.

Lisle Violin Shop Special

Lisle violin shop is offering a low cost upgrade from their base models. The DR-10 is an upgraded violin, with a wood bow available to students for a low rental rate of $34.99 per month. Interested families can contact Lisle directly about this instrument package, or Mr. Nelsen for more information.

Private Lessons

Now is a great time to enroll in Private lessons for all instruments. One on one instruction is very valuable. Paganini School is a great place for Private Lessons in the Katy area. 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.


Dr. Christopher Williams, Violin and Viola 931-267-1269

Tracy Gibler, Violin 817-917-5546

Jim McLeland, Violin 832-264-7833

Natalie Mann, Violin 405-630-8289

Yuliya Kim, Cello 917-741-0075

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

Rebecca Tompkins, Viola 281-717-4907

Vicky Perez, Cello 832-469-1127

Houston Symphony Student Discounts

$15 Student Tickets

The Houston Symphony is pleased to offer $15 student tickets for all upcoming 2021–22 Season performances! Students can order online with promo code STUDENT15, and can receive up to two $15 tickets per performance. Tickets will be held at will call the night of the performance, and a valid student ID is required for pickup. Full details>>

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