Here is a list of all the orchestra events for MS and HS though the end of this school year:
May 4- MS orchestras perform Chicago music in the lobby of the MS. Please arrive by 7:25-30am. We will start at 7:40am and play until the bell rings. 8th grade cellists, please bring your instruments. We can lock them up until the trip on Friday. This is an optional performance.
May 4, 7:30 HSCPA- HS Jazz night featuring Jazz Bands 1 and 2, Encore Strings, and Special Guests: Terry Lower, Edye Evans Hyde, and Larry Ochiltree. This is going to be a really wonderful concert. Ms. Hyde will be singing classics from the American Songbook!. It is free to the public, and I encourage everyone to try and make it. Ms. Hyde will be a headliner at the Summer Solstice Jazz Fest this year. Also, free practice week to any MS student who attends. *Encore call time is 7:15pm
May 6-7 - MS band and orchestra Chicago Trip. * Registered students only. Please arrive no later than 5:20am on Friday morning. Remember to bring: music, instrument, folding stand, one carry on, and one piece of luggage. All medication should be clearly labeled and kept in a clear zip lock bag. It should also have directions for how and when to use it. You may bring snacks, but no nut based products. All string instruments will be securely stored under Bus 1 (Mr. Rosin’s bus). The tour company 24 hour number is (800) 854-4560. Other Chicago information can be found here http://elbopa.weebly.com/ms-chicago-trip.html
May 12- Encore strings perform at the ELEF Fundraiser 5:30-6:30pm at Eagle Eye Banquet Center. Dinner will be provided after the performance. Uniforms are not required, but dress nice please.
May 18, 7:30pm HSCPA- HS Spring Concert featuring the Chamber, Encore, and Symphonic orchestras. We will be premiering a commissioned work “Mechanical Landscapes” written just for us! Plus we have music from West Side Story, The Force Awakens (with a surprise), Tchaikovsky 2nd, Saint-Saens, and much more. Free practice card to any MS student who attends! * HS students are expected to turn in their uniforms immediately following the performance.
May 22, 3-4pm Plymouth Congregational Church - Encore Strings perform at Baccalaureate. We will play pre and post music, plus a featured piece (Voices in the Shadows). Dress nice, uniform not required.
May 25, 7:00pm @ Macdonald MS - 6th-8th Grade orchestras spring concert. This will be our final performance of the year for the MS orchestras. Some of our Chicago music will be featured at the end of the concert! Students should turn in their tux shirts immediately following the performance.
May 31- HS Awards Banquet HS student union- Details will come out soon.