May 19, 2019 - Approaching the End of the Year

Hi Orchestra folks!

We are getting close to the end of the year and orchestra things are coming to a conclusion.  Here is a run down of much of the remainder of the year.

1) MONDAY 5/20--sorry for the late communication!


The Music Department hosts its annual Awards Reception in the MHS Courtyard.  This event time has been in some flux for the past week, as the band concert originally slated for 5/9 needed to be moved to 5/20 because of the jazz band's participation in the Essentially Ellington Competition in NYC.  The Awards Reception will now take place ahead of the concert:

  • Monday 5/20

  • MHS Courtyard

  • Cake Punch at 5:30

  • Program at 6:00, done by 7:00

Given out will be Orchestra letter recognition, medals and certificates for Solo & Ensemble, summer camps scholarships, State Honors qualifiers, and more.  All music students and their families are invited and encouraged to attend, and any awards not able to be collected on that evening will be handed out to students in class over the following class days.



The Symphony Orchestra will present its Almost Summer Concert on 5/29 at 7:30pm in the PAC.  Featured will be music by Sibelius, Turina, Walker, Albinoni, Finzi, and the incredible Finale from the Shostakovich Symphony No.5.  All orchestra students are asked to attend--Orchestra Awards are conferred and graduation seniors are honored.  Sinfonia and Cardinal members do not perform, instead getting a preview of musical worlds to come, receiving some of the awards, and partaking in the post-concert reception.

3) SENIORS: All graduating seniors have to complete all assignments for orchestra by the start of the Almost Summer Concert on 5/29.  My grades are due for seniors by noon on 5/30.

4) The Philomusica Picnic will take place on Saturday 6/1.  The location is the Kurr House, the exact time is TBA.  Watch for details!

5) Students in Cardinal and Sinfonia will indeed need their instruments through their final exam periods.  Symphony students will need their instruments through Monday 6/3.

WED 6/5

ASR 8:25-9:55   Orchestra room available for lessons and other orchestra work [FlexiSCHED as usual)

Block 1 10:05-11:35


Block 4 12:40-2:10

Make-Up 2:20-3:44 Orchestra room available for lessons and other orchestra work


Block 5 8:25-9:55  Block 6 10:05-11:35  CARDINAL ORCHESTRA FINAL--presentation of projects    Lunch  Block 7 12:40-2:10  Make-Up 2:20-3:44 Kurr not available during this time

FRI 6/7  Block 2 8:25-9:55   SINFONIA FINAL--presentation of projects  Block 1 10:05-11:35  SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA FINAL--Seminar and Thor Awards (seniors are invited to return for this time!)

ALL ORCHESTRA ASSIGNMENTS are due by Friday at noon.    Lunch  Make Up 12:40-2:10  Make-Up 2:20-3:44

Thanks--drop me a note if you have any questions!


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