It is going to be a great year in the orchestra at MHS!
We welcome Ms. Marissa Bedard as the co-teacher for the Cardinal Orchestra this year. She is also teaching some band at MHS and KMS and will teach 1 section of Garage Band during the second semester.
We will have our normal concerts in November, March, and May, but with a twist for the Cardinals: The Cardinal Showcase, previously held in March, will now happen in late October! The Cardinal Orchestra, Band, and Chorale will all be performing together in a collaborative event only 7 weeks into school, so we will be moving fast. We will be bringing back the Orchestra Soiree at a date TBA.
In February, we welcome Stringfever to the PAC, with an afternoon clinic and an evening concert. Check them out at http://www.stringfeverusa.com/.
In March, the Symphony potentially will be joining the Concert Bands and Wind Ensemble on a cultural weekend tour to the Twin Cities. In March the Cardinal Orchestra, along with the 7th and 8th-grade string musicians, will take part in a new type of event called the Orchestra Creation Demonstration & Presentation where we will show the audience aspects of our learning that include improvisation, composition, and electronic explorations.
The year will be filled with interesting and varied repertoire, new and classic concert events, and guest clinicians!