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November 26, 2017

We hope everyone had a restful break and enjoyed the beautiful fall weather. Three and a half weeks until the next break! PLEASE put your violin or viola next to your backpack NOW!!

Chamber:  Tree lighting at Wellstar East Cobb THIS TUESDAY! PLEASE pack your uniform and bring it to school tomorrow so you don't forget anything on Tuesday. You are expected to remain afterschool, have pizza (our treat), we will bus you to Wellstar. Everyone needs to be picked up from Wellstar at the end of the evening.  See you at our final rehearsal tomorrow morning. Bring that festive spirit! Bring your family and cameras :)

7th and 8th grade:  We are busy with new music for our LGPE performances in February. We need to be polished and ready to bring our best. Exact dates and times still to be determined. 8th grade will be at Lassiter sometime on February 12-14th and 7th grade will be around February 5-8 at Dickerson. Stay tuned for final details.

October 25, 2017

Come to the E-wing doors for entrance, go to the orchestra room and receive your items. Remember, all items must be picked up by 6:30pm!

July 31, 2017

Please pay attention to the following links. Audition sign-ups are by instrument.

Violin Auditions

Viola Auditions

Cello Auditions

Bass Auditions

Also, for anyone interested, MYSO is a fabulous youth orchestra opportunity. Here is the link if you are interested in auditioning for MYSO

July 17, 2017

Chamber Orchestra audition excerpts are posted below. PLEASE, make note of the following very important information:

Chamber orchestra is comprised of approximately 35 students out of 500 students in the Dickerson Orchestra program. Ensemble members are expected to be enrolled in Dickerson orchestra, study privately, and attend all rehearsals and performance obligations. As a member of the Chamber Orchestra, you are the elite of our program, role models that other students look up to and other schools admire. Your performance level, attendance, and behavior is held to the highest of standards. Rehearsals are before school on Mondays and Fridays, with extra rehearsals as needed. We do have occasional weekend obligations, students are given dates as far in advance as possible in order to plan.

Live auditions will be held before school the first or second week of school. A sign-up genius link will be posted for students to sign up for an audition time. Auditions include the two excerpts bel...

June 6, 2017

Thank you so much for a fantastic week of amazing performances from all grade levels. We are so pleased with the hard work and dedication all student put forth these last few weeks. We are working on updating our YouTube channel over the next week. The 8th grade farewell video is now published!

All classes will be playing through Wednesday next week. We will have locker cleanup and ALL INSTRUMENTS GO HOME! You leave it over the summer, it is your responsibility to retrieve it from the front office lost and found. Perhaps this will be the year where not a single instrument will be left!

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