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Welcome to String Ensemble and Orchestra 2017-18
High School Instrumental Music
This class meets 5 days a week. There is an optional elective of 3 days a week if the student is in 2nd or 4th period Concert Choir or Concert Band. Practice of the repertoire is expected for success and progress in the class. The Concert Band students have been practicing with the strings on "C" days and in early November, the full Orchestra will start night rehearsals as in the past. Students and parents, please sign up for the Remind system of communication. Use your phone! Enter 81010. Then send a text message to @30d8e and you will be included in all communications that are sent to the HTHS Orchestra students.
Middle School Instrumental Music
This class meets 5 days a week. Practice of the repertoire is expected for success and progress in the class. The full Orchestra meets on Wednesday mornings.
Elementary Lessons, Grades 4 and 5
The 4th grade Parents' Information Night will be held on Thursday, September 14th at 7 p.m. in the High School Auditorium. Parents will learn about the 4th grade elementary Orchestra program. This is also the evening to pick up the district-loaned instruments.
All string students will receive a group lesson at their elementary school once a week for 30 minutes. The 2017-18 lesson days are below. If there is a district half day, there will no lessons on thsy day.
Edison Strings - Lessons will be every Monday
Strawbridge Strings - Tuesdays
Jennings Strings - Wednesdays
Van Sciver Strings - Thursdays
Stoy Strings - Fridays
Elementary Orchestras: Grades 4 and 5
These ensembles meet at the high school and provide students with a rich opportunity to experience performing with their grade level in a full string orchestra. These ensembles will have detailed schedules available during the first week of lessons for the fourth and fifth graders; in addition, 4th grade parents will receive schedules on September 14th at the meeting.
4th Grade Orchestra - First rehearsal began on Monday, October 23rd, 3:15-4:00 in HS-IMR
5th Grade Orchestra - First rehearsal began on Thursday, October 26th, 3:15-4:00 on the HS stage
Touring Strings Club is an Outreach group to the HT community. The group will organize in September.
For the High School Orchestra - in the IMR during the first two weeks of school
For the Middle School Orchestra - Wednesday, October 4th &:45 a.m. in the auditorium for the WIND, BRASS, PERCUSSION students
For All South Jersey Orchestra - Saturday, December 9th at Eastern High School in Voorhees.