Allen ISD Orchestras Updates

2023 Fall Concerts!

Fall Concert Season is here! All Fall Orchestra Concerts are open to the public. Programs will not be printed – you can download and print programs here: http://allenorchestra.org/programs/

Monday, October 2, 2023 – 6th-grade Concerts – AHS Cafeteria
(5:30 EMS6:30 CMS, & 7:30 p.m. FMS Concert start – click for info)

Tuesday, October 3, 2023 –  Ford/LFC/AHS Orchestra Concerts – AHS PAC
Allen High School Concert I Orchestra – 5:25 p.m.
Ford Middle School Concert Orchestra  – 5:50 p.m.
Lowery Freshman Center Concert II Orchestra – 6:15 p.m.
Ford Middle School Sinfonia Orchestra – 6:40 p.m.
Allen High School Sinfonia I Orchestra – 7:05 p.m.
Ford Middle Chamber Orchestra  – 7:30 p.m.
Lowery Freshman Center Chamber Orchestra – 7:55 p.m.
Allen High School Chamber I Orchestra – 8:25 p.m.

Wednesday, October 4, 2023 – Ereckson/AHS Orchestra Concerts – AHS PAC 
Ereckson Middle School Concert II Orchestra – 5:25 p.m. 
Ereckson Middle School Concert I Orchestra – 5:50 p.m. 
Ereckson Middle School Sinfonia II Orchestra – 6:15 p.m.
Allen High School Sinfonia II Orchestra – 6:40 p.m.
Ereckson Middle School Sinfonia I Orchestra –– 7:05 p.m.
Ereckson Middle School Chamber Orchestra – 7:30 p.m.
Allen High School Concert II Orchestra – 7:55 p.m.
Allen High School Chamber II Orchestra – 8:25 p.m.

Thursday, October 5, 2023 – Curtis/LFC/AHS Orchestra Concerts – AHS PAC
Curtis Middle School Concert II Orchestra – 5:25 p.m.
Curtis Middle School Concert I Orchestra – 5:50 p.m.
Lowery Freshman Center Concert I Orchestra – 6:15 p.m.
Curtis Middle School Sinfonia II Orchestra – 6:40 p.m.
Curtis Middle School Sinfonia I Orchestra – 7:05 p.m.
Lowery Freshman Center Sinfonia Orchestra – 7:30 p.m.
Curtis Middle School Chamber Orchestra – 7:55 p.m.
Allen High School Chamber I Orchestra – 8:25 p.m.

Secondary School Orchestra Concerts will have group photos taken in the PAC Commons area immediately after their performance. 

Please check the High School, Middle School, and Elementary sections for more information.
All orchestra events are listed in the Calendar Section of this website.  Check for updates.

2023 – 2024 School Year!

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 off-campus (All) or on-campus (MS, LFC or AHS only) lessons. Don’t forget to look over the AISD Orchestra Handbook for district Orchestra policies. Please consider contributing to Allen Orchestra Booster Club Sponsorships to 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 the online 6th grade orchestra form by Friday, August 25, 2023. Please pay the 6th Grade Orchestra Fee through SCHOOLPAY in the Store section. Check your Charms account for updated financial reports 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 Field Trip Permission Form and return to your director. Check the Middle School section for your MS Orchestra Handbook, which includes campus specific information. Please complete the online Middle School orchestra form by Friday, August 25, 2023. Cello/Bass students using a school instrument in class – contracts will be available when school starts, and are now available in your Charms account for payment of $125.00 Please pay the Middle School Fee and Cello/Bass Usage Fee online through SCHOOLPAY in the Store section. Check your Charms account for updated financial reports 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 Field Trip Permission Form and return to your director. Check the AHS/LFC School section for your HS Orchestra Handbook, which includes school specific information. Please complete the online High School orchestra form by Friday, August 25, 2023. Cello/Bass students using a school instrument in class – contracts will be available when school starts, and are now available in your Charms account for payment of $125.00.  Please pay the High School Fee and Cello/Bass Usage Fee online through SCHOOLPAY in the Store section. Check your Charms account for updated financial reports and update your contact information. Uniforms will be issued for AHS and LFC students during class time (times TBA) and are free of charge. 

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