Just a reminder the Holiday Concert will be held at McKinney North High School on Monday, December 4th starting at 7:30PM in the auditorium. Performers will need to be in the uncasing area by 7:00PM in their concert attire.
Don’t forget that students can earn extra credit by attending the high school’s Holiday Concert which begins at 6:00PM. Students attending the high school concert can leave their instruments and music in the uncasing area and just enjoy the concert without any extra “stuff” with them.
See you Monday!
Twice per year Dallas Strings has a big sale for their current student rental customers. They give generous discounts on their purchases, and this is a great opportunity to buy an upgraded instrument for your student. We don’t recommend buying an instrument if your student is still in a smaller sized instrument, only if they are in a full sized instrument. However, this is the best time of the year to get a great deal on a new purchase!
See this flyer for more info about the sale!
Our next concert is coming up on December 4th at 7:30PM. All orchestras will be performing at this concert. Rehearsal information has gone home with kids via hard copy this week, but here is the same info electronically!
Beginner Full Rehearsal – 11/27 3:45-5:30PM
All beginners will rehearse together at school in the cafeteria. Home cellos/basses are needed and everyone needs to bring their home music stand.
Dress Rehearsal at MNHS Auditorium – 11/28
All orchestras will have their dress rehearsal on 11/28. Please see the info below to see the specific rehearsal time. Concert attire is not required for dress rehearsals.
Concert/Philharmonic – 4:15-5:15
Sinfonietta – 5:15-6:00
Honors – 6:00-7:00
Beginners – 7:00-8:00
Concert Day – 12/4 7:30PM
Students will need to be at MNHS no later than 7PM. Students will need to be in their concert attire. Please see the page about concert attire here. Please contact us if you have any questions about proper concert attire!!
2017 MNHS&CMS Orchestras-FALL FLYER
Congratulations to all the orchestra students who put on the fabulous concert last night at McKinney North High School. It was a wonderful experience, and we are so proud of the students and all their hard work! Clicking on the link above will take you to a flyer that has information about buying concert videos that were professionally recorded.
Thank you to all the parents who attended last night and for your support!
Our annual costume party is coming up on Friday, October 27th from 3:45-5:00. Students may change into their costumes after school, and we will have lots of fun! Please sign up to bring something to the party – Sign up here!
All the orchestra students received a document this week with concert details.
Concert, Philharmonic, Sinfonietta, and Honors students got this paper.
Beginners got this paper.
Please read over the document that applies to your student, and take a moment and watch the video that is linked at the bottom of each document. It’s the same video in both documents. Email if you have questions!
This is the video we showed in class today – please review it and help us spread the word about proper concert etiquette as we prepare for our next concerto 10/24 at MNHS!
Concert Etiquette Video!
Our annual CMS Fine Arts trip to Six Flags over Texas is coming up on October 14th. A flyer went home yesterday, so check your child’s orchestra binder if they have not already shown it to you. Only 7th and 8th grade students are able to attend this trip. The cost per ticket is $40, and money is due by Friday, October 6th. We cannot take money after the deadline has passed, so be sure to get your money to us on time! I have set up PayPal if you choose to use it to pay for the tickets. Questions? Email us!
It’s almost time! Our annual trip to Amazing Jake’s is coming up in next week. Flyers went home last Friday, and the payments are rolling in. We are meeting at Amazing Jake’s at 6PM, and students need to be picked up at 9PM. Cost is $20, and it includes the pizza buffet, unlimited video games, unlimited laser tag, rock climbing wall, mini golf, and other stuff! Please send cash or check made out to MOBC by Friday, 9/15. You may also pay via PayPal if you’d like. Amazing Jake’s flyer email if you have any questions.
Welcome back to school! We are having a parent meeting for all orchestra parents on Thursday, 8/31. Parents of students in Concert, Philharmonic, Sinfonietta, and Honors Orchestras will have their meeting at 6PM. Parents of all students in Beginner Orchestra will have their meeting at 7PM. The meeting will be held in the Cockrill Media Center. We will also be collecting student forms and orchestra fees if you would like to take care of them at that time.