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Many students have emailed asking if we need instruments day one. The answer is NO, but we will be playing on day two (Tuesday). No one has a locker assigned so morning drop off would be crazy on day one with instruments. We will be assigning lockers, cellos and basses, and reviewing the handbook on Monday. We look forward to seeing everyone!

*Violins and Violas will be sharing lockers this year so plan to have a locker buddy in your class period.

*All students will need a folder/small binder with paper to LEAVE in the orchestra room. We also have practice folders if anyone would like one for music, but NOT to be used as an orchestra notebook. Practice folders are meant to take home for practice, orchestra notebooks remain in the room (cello/bass students are assigned one shared locker for notebooks per class).

Chamber audition material will be posted at the start of school with auditions tentatively scheduled for the week of August 16th. A Sign-up genius link will be shared for interested students to select an audition day and time. Auditions will consist of two short excerpts (which posted to this website), and a short sight-reading excerpt.

Please email Ms. Hardy if you have any questions. More audition information will be shared the first day of school on August 2nd.

We cannot wait to have everyone back in the orchestra classroom making music together again! We will be using our website as the main tool to communicate with families. PLEASE be sure you have subscribed to email updates on the left side of the home page.

Coming soon: Concert dates! Yes, we are scheduled and ready to roll! Field trips are also currently being planned and will be added to the calendar once fully approved.

-Concert attire: all 7th and 8th graders will be fitted for formal concert attire at school during the first few weeks. Uniforms are required to perform on stage with the orchestra and will be ordered through our concert attire provider. We will need some parent assistance in fitting students. More info coming soon!

Looking forward to seeing everyone in a few weeks!