Thursday, October 22, 2015

Durham Symphonic Orchestra

Hello Parents and Students,
We will be starting the Durham Symphonic Orchestra on November 4th! The DSO is an audition-only group that features strings, winds, brass, and percussion! We will rehearse every Wednesday morning at 8 am. Any 7th or 8th grade student is welcome to audition. The auditions will be held before school at 8 am in the Orchestra Room (922) on Tuesday, October 27th and Wednesday, October 28th.  Please plan to come on Tuesday or Wednesday morning and arrive at 8 to warm-up and be ready to audition. If there are any additional questions, feel free to ask me. Here are the audition requirements:

G and C Major Scales, Sight-reading (provided by Mrs. Aikey)


Wednesday, October 21, 2015

8th Annual TV and Movie Music Extravaganza!

8th Annual TV and Movie Music Extravaganza!!!
Featuring the Durham and Allatoona Orchestras

When:  Thursday, 10/29/15.  Students report at 7:00 PM.  Concert starts at 7:30PM.
Where:  Allatoona High School Gym
Who:  All members of 6th, 7th, and 8th grade orchestras.  Plus AHS orchestras!
What:  Our first concert of the year! We will perform themes from TV and the Movies. 
Costume:  To fit the theme of the concert, orchestra members are invited to wear a costume (a favorite TV or movie character, or something just plain fun).  Otherwise, regular casual school outfits will be fine for this concert. 
*Please avoid costumes that might be considered offensive, unpatriotic, or otherwise scary for children in the audience!
Arrival:  Middle school students should be at Allatoona at 7:00 PM, in order to tune and be set up. 

Music Stand:  If you have your own portable music stand, please bring it to the concert.