Students who have not upgraded their instrument should look into “stepping up” to an instrument which is appropriate for higher level students. Dallas Strings will have a “step-up” evening on November 19th for students to play instruments so they can feel and hear the difference! We especially encourage MS and HS students attend and experience what upper level instruments feel and sound like when performing. The event starts at 4:00 p.m. and ends at 8:00 p.m. Information is available through their flyer.
The first 6th grade Orchestra Concerts will be held October 21st in the Allen HS Cafeteria! Please be sure to follow the times for your MS Cluster.
Monday, October 21, 2013 – 6th grade Concerts
AHS Cafeteria – 5:30, 6:30, & 7:30 p.m. Concert start times.
Be sure to wear your new 6th grade orchestra t-shirt, jeans and sneakers. Do not forget your instrument, music, and portable stand!
We are looking forward to your first orchestra concert 6th graders!
Check the Calendar Section for our upcoming Fall Concerts! All MS/HS Concerts will be held at the Allen HS Performing Arts Center.
Students, please be sure you have your uniform ready for your performance.
Thursday, October 10, 2013 – 6:30 p.m. – AHS Concert Orchestra, 7:00 p.m. - Ford MS Orchestras, 8:00 p.m. - AHS Chamber Orchestra
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 – 6:30 p.m. - AHS Camerata Orchestras, 7:00 p.m. - Ereckson MS Orchestras, 8:00 p.m. - AHS Sinfonia Orchestra
Thursday, October 17, 2013 – 6:30 p.m. - LFC Camerata and Concert Orchestras, 7:00 p.m. - Curtis MS Orchestras, 8:00 p.m. - LFC Sinfonia & Chamber Orchestras
Parents, Celii Photography will be at the concerts taking group photos of each orchestra after their performance. You may also choose to have individual pictures taken after the group photos. If you would like to purchase group and/or individual photos, please fill out the order form and return to your director (click here). Photos will be mailed to your address which you provide on the form.
We are looking forward to your performances!
Please consider on giving to the Allen Orchestra Booster Club for their service to our students and orchestra program! The AOBC provides help at orchestra events throughout the year as well as financial help for scholarships to our students. Please see the Booster Club Section for more details. The membership form is available online and may be mailed or returned to an orchestra director in Allen ISD. If you can volunteer to help, you can let the Booster Club know by filling out the online volunteer form.