Tuesday March 11
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm @ Middle School
Thursday March 13
2:00 pm- 4:00 pm @ Middle School
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm @ High School
On Friday, February 28th, all three high school orchestras performed at the Michigan School Band and Orchestra District VIII Festival. The festival was hosted at East Lansing High School. Here are the results:
Chamber Orchestra 1,1,1,1 = 1
Encore Strings 1,1,1,1 = 1
Symphonic Orchestra 1,1,1,1 = 1
All three orchestras received straight division 1 ratings, the highest ratings an ensemble can receive at this event. More importantly, all three orchestras gave energetic and inspiring performances. I want to thank all the students for their hard work and commitment to these performances. Your efforts really shined through at the festival. Bravo!
Also, I would like to thank all the parents, students, administration, and support staff who help make our host site run for the day. We received nothing but positive comments from other directors, teachers, parents, and students. Once again, our site exceeded expectations. Thank you for your continued support of the orchestra and band programs in East Lansing.
Dear Middle School Orchestra Students and Parents,
I am happy to announce that we have added a concert in preparation for our Chicago Trip. The concert will take place on Thursday, March 20th at 7:00 pm in the middle school auditorium. This concert is for all 7th and 8th grade orchestra students even if they are not going on the Chicago trip. All orchestra students will benefit from this performance.
The concert will have a little different look to it. The students will perform their pieces and then they will participate in a clinic/coaching session right on stage. This is similar to what we will be doing in Chicago. This year we will have Mr. Rodney Page as our guest clinician. Mr. Page is a graduate of Michigan State University, a violinist, a DJ, and a fantastic music educator. He will be working with the students right on the stage after they perform. I encourage all of you to stay and watch the clinic. Mr. Page will bring a wonderful energy to the clinic as well as excellent teaching. The entire program should last about one hour.
Thank you for your continued support of the orchestra program in East Lansing.
Orchestra Teacher, 7-12