The Eagle's Orchestras

FRMS and EHHS Orchestras

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Why join the Orchestra?

The Flat Rock Middle School and East Henderson High School Orchestras pride themselves on their diversity, strong musical achievements, and academic successes. We have worked hard to create an environment that all students can feel welcome and successful. Our students also are some of the highest achievers in both academics and athletics. Please don’t miss out on this opportunity for your students, because typically after 6th grade students are not able to join orchestra!

Orchestra provides a great foundation for your child in all aspects of life. In addition to music, students learn self discipline, group cooperation, problem-solving, goal setting, self expression, memory skills, concentration, poise, enhanced physical coordination, high self-esteem, and the importance of teamwork – all skills in great demand in almost every aspect of life. Like all the arts, music has a profound effect on the academic success of students as well. By joining orchestra you get to:

  • Learn to play fun and exciting music!

  • Learn how to play one of the four orchestra instruments:

    • Violin, Viola, Cello, or Bass

  • Have opportunities to play many styles of music such as Classical, Modern, Rock, Jazz, and Fiddle, and more!

  • Perform concerts for your parents and friends

  • Participate in exciting trips and activities such as Disney World, Williamsburg and more!!!

Don't let financial concerns keep you from playing in the orchestra. With the support of the HCPS administration the FRMS Orchestra has instruments available! Just ask Mrs. Quinn about it! You can contact Mrs. Quinn at

Listen to the EHHS Orchestra Perform!


Nearly everyone enjoys music, whether by listening to it, singing, or playing an instrument.

Musical training helps develop language and reasoning: Students who have early musical training will develop the areas of the brain related to language and reasoning. The left side of the brain is better developed with music, and songs can help imprint information on young minds.

A mastery of memorization: Even when performing with sheet music, student musicians are constantly using their memory to perform. The skill of memorization can serve students well in education and beyond.

Students learn to improve their work: Learning music promotes craftsmanship, and students learn to want to create good work instead of mediocre work. This desire can be applied to all subjects of study.

Increased coordination: Students who practice with musical instruments can improve their hand-eye coordination. Just like playing sports, children can develop motor skills when playing music.

A sense of achievement: Learning to play pieces of music on a new instrument can be a challenging, but achievable goal. Students who master even the smallest goal in music will be able to feel proud of their achievement.

Kids stay engaged in school: An enjoyable subject like music can keep kids interested and engaged in school. Student musicians are likely to stay in school to achieve in other subjects.

Success in society: Music is the fabric of our society, and music can shape abilities and character. Students in band or orchestra are less likely to abuse substances over their lifetime. Musical education can greatly contribute to children’s intellectual development as well.

Emotional development: Students of music can be more emotionally developed, with empathy towards other cultures They also tend to have higher self esteem and are better at coping with anxiety.

Students learn pattern recognition: Children can develop their math and pattern-recognition skills with the help of musical education. Playing music offers repetition in a fun format.

Fine-tuned auditory skills: Musicians can better detect meaningful, information-bearing elements in sounds, like the emotional meaning in a baby’s cry. Students who practice music can have better auditory attention, and pick out predictable patterns from surrounding noise.

Music builds imagination and intellectual curiosity: Introducing music in the early childhood years can help foster a positive attitude toward learning and curiosity. Artistic education develops the whole brain and develops a child’s imagination.

Music can be relaxing: Students can fight stress by learning to play music. Soothing music is especially helpful in helping kids relax.

Musical instruments can teach discipline: Kids who learn to play an instrument can learn a valuable lesson in discipline. They will have to set time aside to practice and rise to the challenge of learning with discipline to master playing their instrument.

Preparation for the creative economy: Investing in creative education can prepare students for the 21st century workforce. The new economy has created more artistic careers, and these jobs may grow faster than others in the future.

Development in creative thinking: Kids who study the arts can learn to think creatively. This kind of education can help them solve problems by thinking outside the box and realizing that there may be more than one right answer.

Music can develop spatial intelligence: Students who study music can improve the development of spatial intelligence, which allows them to perceive the world accurately and form mental pictures. Spatial intelligence is helpful for advanced mathematics and more.

Kids can learn teamwork: Many musical education programs require teamwork as part of a band or orchestra. In these groups, students will learn how to work together and build camaraderie.

Responsible risk-taking: Performing a musical piece can bring fear and anxiety. Doing so teaches kids how to take risks and deal with fear, which will help them become successful and reach their potential.

Better self-confidence: With encouragement from teachers and parents, students playing a musical instrument can build pride and confidence. Musical education is also likely to develop better communication for students.


Have Questions? Just ask!

It is easiest to contact me via email due to being between two schools. However, if phone is best for you, feel free to call FRMS at the number below!