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Apr 23 / admin

Spring is here!

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The 2013 – 2014 school year has been a wonderful success for all of our orchestra students!  We have many end-of-year activities and celebration concerts coming up – so mark your calendars!

Current 6th grade students and parents

Elementary students will perform at their first Orchestra Contest at the 6th Grade Festival at the AHS PAC - Instructions Here!

6th grade students performing a solo or in a chamber group – sign up for our AISD Chamber Festival on May 10th

July 8 – 12 – Summer Band and Orchestra Academy - open to all AISD 6th grade Orchestra students!

Do not forget to use our Planning Guide for next year’s scheduling at your Middle School:.
Two year Middle School planning guide for orchestra

As always, check the Elementary section of this website for up-to-date information.

Current 7th – 8th grade students and parents

Middle School students performing a solo or in a chamber group – sign up for our AISD Chamber Festival on May 10th

Middle School students will also perform at their Middle School for their Spring Concerts!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 – 7:00 p.m. – Ford MS Cluster Orchestra Concert, Ford MS Gym

Thursday, May 15, 2014 – 7:00 p.m. – Curtis MS Cluster Orchestra Concert, Curtis MS Gym

Thursday, May 15, 2014 – 7:00 p.m. Ereckson MS Cluster Orchestra Concert, Ereckson MS cafeteria

July 8 – 12 – Summer Band and Orchestra Academy - open to all AISD 7th grade Orchestra students!

7th graders – Do not forget to use our Planning Guide for next year’s scheduling at your Middle School:
Two year Middle School planning guide for orchestra

8th graders - When registering in Skyward, HS students will need to use the generic code.
FA1ORC – Orchestra

As always, check the Middle School section of this website for up-to-date information.

Current 9th – 12th grade students and parents

The 12th Annual Orchestra Banquet will be held in the AHS PAC Commons on May 16th – order your tickets now!

High School students performing a solo or in a chamber group – sign up for our AISD Chamber Festival on May 10th

High School students will  perform at the AHS Performing Arts Center for their Spring Concerts!

WEDNESDAY, MAY 21, 2014
Curtis Middle School Full Orchestra – 6:30 P.M.
Lowery Freshman Center Concert & Camerata Orchestras – 7:00 p.m.
Allen High School Camerata & Camerata II Orchestras  – 7:30 P.M.
Lowery Freshman Center Chamber & Sinfonia Orchestras – 8:00 P.M.
Allen High School Concert  Orchestra – 8:30 p.m.

THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014
Ereckson Middle School Full Orchestra – 6:00 p.m.
Allen High School Symphony (Chamber & Sinfonia) Full Orchestra – 6:30 p.m.
Allen High School Symphonic Band I – 7:00 p.m.
Allen High School Wind Ensemble – 7:30 p.m.
Allen High School Eagle Select Women’s Choir – 8:00 p.m.
Allen High School Chorale – 8:30 p.m.

Audition music for 9 – 11th graders going to AHS next year is available online (final exam grade for all)

As before, start plan your  HS class schedule using this Fine Arts Scheduling guide:

Four year High School planning guide for orchestra

We also encourage ALL Orchestra Students to consider Advanced Music for Orchestra.  This is not a separate class, but extra requirements which allows students to receive a 4.5 (10th grade) or 5.0 (11th – 12th grade) for orchestra.
We will be revising the Advanced Course Guide for next year, but you can get an overview from this year’s guide:
Advanced Music Course – Information
When registering in Skyward, HS students will need to use the generic code.
FA1ORC – Orchestra

Orchestra Uniform - Will return after the Spring Concert. Instructions to follow soon!

As always, check the AHS/LFC section of this website for up-to-date information.

Mar 24 / admin

Instrument Nights for next year’s 6th grade Orchestra students

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Current 5th grade Orchestra students and parents – please plan to attend your Orchestra Instrument Night!  You will be able to try all of the string instruments in Orchestra and be measured for the correct instrument size you will need in 6th grade Orchestra.  If you are not able to attend the date for your school, you may still attend a different school’s Instrument Night. All AISD Orchestra directors will be there as well as Dallas Strings.

Thursday, April 3 – Instrument Night for Curtis Cluster 5th grade students (Anderson, Cheatham, Lindsey, Marion, Olson, Reed, ) 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Curtis MS

Monday, April 7 – Instrument Night for Ford Cluster 5th grade students (Bolin, Chandler, Rountree, Story, Vaughan) 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Ford MS

Tuesday, April 8 – Instrument Night for Ereckson Cluster 5th grade students (Boon, Boyd, Evans, Green, Kerr, Norton) 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Ereckson MS

Feb 23 / admin

UIL Concert and Sightreading Contests

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Allen ISD will be hosting the Region XXV High School and Middle School UIL Orchestra Contests – we encourage all family and friends to come support our orchestras!  The performances are open to anyone and you may also watch the sightreading portion of the contest.

 

The High School Contest will be held February 26 through February 28 at the Allen HS Performing Arts Center.  Click here for the schedule.

The Middle School Contest will be held March 4 through March 6 at the Allen HS Performing Arts Center.  Click here for the schedule.

We hope to see all of you at our UIL Contests – we value your support!

Jan 16 / admin

Allen HS Fine Arts Review – 1/17

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