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We are moving forward with concert attire as we have all hopes to have performances for these musicians that have worked so hard the past year. This means, all ladies will be required to wear the concert dress and gentlemen, the black tux pants and black shirt. These are ordered through a concert attire company through school. All payments are non-refundable and must be paid on

Ladies: Despite my best efforts to use the dress we have used in past year, it has since been discontinued with the downsizing for uniform companies as a result of COVID. That being said, the next best option was for us to switch to the same dress as the Walton Orchestra. This way, students can continue to wear them into high school, locate a used one/sell theirs used, or work something out with a sibling/family member if they have one. Please understand we are doing our best in trying to meet the needs of families while providing the best orchestra performing experience as required by state and national standards. All girls have or will be fitted this week to make sure we find the best size for them.

Gentlemen: We will begin taking measurements and open payments when the girls' dresses are finalized. Boys are also required to wear black dress socks and a black undershirt. More info coming soon.

6th Grade: Will be wearing standard orchestra t-shirts and jeans for their concerts this year (as we always do with 6th grade in all music areas).

Uniform letter 21
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Please review the information sheet sent home today, it is also linked here:

6th grade info sheet 2021
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Local music stores are always our number one recommendation for instrument rentals. Below are some of the shops our families typically rent or purchase instruments from. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns!

Atlanta Violins

Ron Sachs Violin Shop

Mandarin Strings

Music and Arts

Ken Stanton

Dirt Cheap Music – purchases only; no rentals

Updated: Aug 6, 2021

Auditions will no longer be in person. Video submissions can be made through this flipgrid link beginning on 8/13 and must be submitted by 8/18. An additional, short excerpt will be posted on 8/13. Students do not have to sight-read this additional piece on video, but it must be included to complete your audition. If you have questions, please email Ms. Hardy.