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Aug 7 / admin

2016 – 2017 School Year!

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ALL students and parents – be sure to login into Charms and update your information. Directors use this for inventory, finance, and communication. Check our Private Teacher list for lessons and local workshops. Don’t forget to look over the AISD Orchestra Handbook for district Orchestra policies. Please consider joining the Allen Orchestra Booster Club! Memberships help support our AISD Orchestra students through our Boosters.

6th grade students and parents – make sure your instrument is rented from a local string shop and check the list of supplies needed for class. Most instrument companies will deliver your instrument to your school.  Please complete and return 6th grade orchestra forms to your director. Please consider paying online for the 6th grade t-shirt in the Store section (this helps the directors.) Check your Charms account and update your contact information.

Middle School students and parents – make sure your instrument is in good shape by taking it to an instrument shop to have it assessed (bow hair, strings, etc…) Be sure to fill out and return your AISD Fine Arts Medical Release Form and return to your director. Check the Middle School section for your MS Orchestra Handbook, which includes school specific information and forms. Cello/Bass students using a school instrument in class –  fill out the instrument form and return with $125.00 for the year. Please consider paying online for items in the Store section (this helps the directors.) Check your Charms account and update your contact information.

AHS/LFC Students and Parents – make sure your instrument is in good shape by taking it to an instrument shop to have it assessed (bow hair, strings, etc…)  Be sure to fill out and return your AISD Fine Arts Medical Release Form and return to your director. Check the AHS/LFC School section for your HS Orchestra Handbook, which includes school specific information and forms. Uniforms will be issued for LFC students at LFC Registration, August 20 between 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  and are free of charge. Uniforms will be issued for AHS students the first two weeks of school in class and are free of charge. We are wearing Polo Shirts for our “informal uniform.” which will be $32.48. Cello/Bass students using a school instrument in class – fill out the instrument form and return with $125.00 for the year. Please consider paying online for items in the Store section (this helps the directors.) Check your Charms account for locker information and update your contact information.

Mark your calendars – be ready to make great music this school year!

May 23 / David DeVoto

Have a Great and MUSICAL Summer!

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Thank you to ALL students for a wonderful School Year!

The Directors hope you have an enjoyable Summer – and we hope you will consider making music at a Summer Camp.  Links to Summer Camps in Texas are listed here.  Allen ISD 6th and 7th grade students – we hope you will join us at the Allen ISD Orchestra Summer camp June 20-24.

Summer Band & Orchestra Academy – June 20-24

Thank you again!  Be safe and have a great SUMMER!

 

 

 

Mar 29 / admin

5th Grade Instrument Sizing Nights

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5th grade students – try out your instrument!

Students will be able to try instruments and be sized for next year’s 6th grade orchestra classes. Local Strings vendor, Dallas Strings, will be on site as well as the Allen ISD Orchestra Directors.

Curtis ClusterThursday, April 7 – Instrument Night for 5th grade students (Anderson, Cheatham, Lindsey, Marion, Olson, Reed, ) 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. @ Curtis MS Orch. Hall

Ereckson Cluster : Monday, April 11 – Instrument Night for 5th grade students (Boon, Boyd, Evans, Green, Kerr, Norton) 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. @ Ereckson MS Orch. Hall

Ford Cluster: Tuesday, April 12 – Instrument Night for 5th grade students (Bolin, Chandler, Rountree, Story, Vaughan) 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.  @ Ford MS Orch. Hall

If you cannot make it to your cluster’s instrument night, then you are invited to attend another cluster’s instrument night – the Allen ISD directors will be present for all three evenings.