It’s hard to believe that Spring is upon us. The second semester always seems to fly by. April and May will be busy months, so please be ready and do not catch the fever (Spring Fever!). Below is some orchestra information you need.
The following playing tests are due by Sunday, April 15 by 11:59 PM. Please use this form.
Concert Orchestra – Mystical Portal
- Violin I – 49-57
- Violin II – 67-75
- Viola – 87-95
- Cello – 57-67
- Bass – 1-13
Philharmonia – La Paloma
- Violin 1/2 – 32-49
- Viola – 15-29
- Cello – 15-29
- Bass – 81-end
Sinfonia – Idylls of Pegasus
- Violin 1 – 82-94
- Violin 2 – 104-117
- Viola – 82-94
- Cello – 100-112
- Bass – 52-62
Symphony – West Side Story
- Violin – B-C
- Viola – B-C
- Cello – I-J
- Bass – F-H
All important dates are on the Orchestra Calendar, but I’ve listed them below for your convenience. Events marked with an asterisks (*) means that attendance is MANDATORY for all orchestra students!
- Friday, April 13 – Leadership Applications Due
- Friday, April 13 – Movie Night, 6:30 PM “West Side Story”
- Wednesday, April 18 and Thursday, April 19 – Ensemble Performances in class
- Tuesday, April 24 – Wind Ensemble Concert (extra credit!)
- Thursday, April 26 – Senior Recital*
- Tuesday, May 1 – Spring Concert*
- Friday, May 4 – Awards Banquet at Metropolitan Club
- Thursday, May 24 – Graduation Performance*
The deadline for submitting your placement audition video has passed, but if you failed to submit, you can still do so if you want to be considered for Philharmonia, Sinfonia, or Symphony.
(not playing tests).
Small Ensemble Performances
All small ensembles will perform in class on Wednesday, April 18 and Thursday, April 19. You will be assigned a day, so please be ready on 4/18. This is a major performance grade for the second semester. If you haven’t registered your small ensemble, please do so .
The orchestra will host another movie night on Friday, April 13 at 6:30 PM in the orchestra room. We will be watching West Side Story! Pizza will be served and students will sign up to bring snacks, desserts, and drinks. Watch for an RSVP form when we return from Spring Break!
AHSO Leadership Team Applications are now being accepted through April 13, 2018. Be a part of something great!!
The first-ever AHSO Senior Recital will be on Thursday, April 26 at 7:00 PM. All students are required to attend and will sign in and out for their grade. We will have cake afterwards!
Our Spring “Pops” Concert will be on Tuesday, May 1 at 7:00 PM. Please invite everyone you know as we are going to have a great evening of music making!
The annual AHSO Awards banquet will be on Friday, May 4 at the Metropolitan Club. Please mark your calendars! Information regarding ticket sales will be available after break.
Each student must prepare a solo. The piece can be just about anything and you must upload a performance video and complete the . The deadline for solo submissions is Sunday, May 13 at 11:59 PM.
It has been a tradition for some time that the AHS music department all perform at the AHS graduation ceremony. This year graduation will be on Thursday, May 24 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. Between set-up, rehearsal, performance, and tear-down students should plan on the whole day.
Graduation Honor Cords
We will be ordering orchestra honor cords for graduation. The Orchestra cords will be maroon and white entwined and will be $6. Checks should be made payable to AHSOA and submitted to the drop box. You must be in orchestra for all four years to earn a cord.
We wil have a leadership meeting at 5:30 PM prior to the movie night on Friday, April 13.