Middle School Orchestras
The Middle School Spring Orchestra concert is coming up on Tuesday May 14th at 7:00 pm at the Middle School. Orchestra students should arrive in uniform by 6:30 pm to tune and warm up. The full orchestra winds and percussion students should arrive by 6:55 pm and meet in the band room. There will be a short reception after the concert in the cafeteria. The concert should last about an hour and will feature the 7th grade orchestra, some small ensembles, the 8th grade orchestra, and the 8th grade full orchestra!
Please bring a dessert to share after the concert. Please no peanuts or nuts in the desserts since we have students who are allergic. Thank you
High School Orchestras
The High School Spring Orchestra concert is coming up on Wednesday May 15th at 7:30 pm in the HS Center for the Performing Arts. Orchestra students should arrive in uniform by 7:00 pm to tune and warm up. The full orchestra winds and percussion students should arrive by 7:25 pm and meet in the band room. The concert should last about an hour and will feature the Chamber Orchestra, Encore Strings, Symphonic Orchestra, and the Combined Orchestras! Please come out and support our seniors on their final performance at ELHS!
Below is a list of all the end of the year events for the 5th-12th grade orchestras. All concerts are open to the public.
April 26- HIgh School Senior Solo Recital- April 26 @HS @7:30pm
April 28-29 Senior Trip to Cleveland
May 2 High School Band and Orchestra Award Banquet @HS 6:30pm
May 4-5 Middle School Band and Orchestra Trip to Chicago
May 10 Encore performs at ELEF Dinner @Eagle Eye from 5:15-6:30 then they will feed us dinner (private function)
May 15 Middle School Orchestras Spring Concert @MMS 7:00pm
May 16 High School Orchestras Spring Concert @HS 7:30pm
May 20- Baccalaureate- Encore only @University Methodist Church 1120 S. Harrison RD Arrive 3:20 pm, Perform 4-5:30 pm
May 23- Honors Convocation- Encore Strings @HS 6:30-7:05 pm
May 30 5-6 Orchestras (Glencairn, Whitehills) Spring Concert @MS 7:00 pm
As the end of school draws near, we have a lot of things happening in the orchestra program. Below is a list of scheduled performances. Please email me if you have any questions. All concerts are free and open to the public.
Tuesday, May 3, Mid Michigan Youth Symphony Spring Concert
ELHS 7:00 pm
If you have thought about auditioning for the MMYS but were not sure, come check out their spring concert. They rehearsal every Monday in the High School and give performances at the Wharton Center! We have many EL orchestra and band students in this ensemble.
Friday, May 6, Encore Strings perform at MSBOA State Festival
Charlotte High School @ 7:45 pm
Our Encore string ensemble has decide to go to State Festival! Congratulations and Good Luck at State!
Wednesday, May 11, 5-6 String Orchestra Concert
Macdonald Middle School @ 7:00 pm
Students should arrive in uniform no later that 6:15 to the MS. Please bring a dessert to share after the concert. Our 5-6 orchestras have been working very hard to prepare a fantastic Spring performance!
Tuesday, May 17, 7-8 Orchestra Concert
Macdonald Middle School @ 7:00 pm
Students should arrive in uniform no later that 6:15 to the MS. Please bring a dessert to share after the concert. Our MS orchestras have been working very hard to prepare a fantastic Spring performance! We will be joined by the CMS faculty Quintet, and members of the band for a true full orchestra experience!
Wednesday, May 18, HS Spring Awards Orchestra Concert
ELHS @ 7:30 pm
Come see the High School Orchestra perform music by John Rutter, Warlock, Meyer, Shostakovich, Cream, as well as Music from "Pirates, At World's End!" We will be having an awards presentation at this concert.
Thursday, May 19, 4th grade visits MS
Macdonald Middle School @ 1:00 pm
The 8th grade orchestra, band, and choir students will be performing for the EL 4th grade students! Thank you to Mrs. Kroth for arranging this event.
Friday, May 20, Frank Vignola Trio
ELHS @ 10:00 am
We were able to reschedule the great guitarist Frank Vignola (after that brutal snow storm got in the way back in Feb.) The trio will perform for the MS and HS orchestra and band students along with HS choir and theater students. Parents, feel free to come check out these amazing musicians! This event is being sponsored by the HS parent council, ELBOPA, and collage fund.
Wednesday, May 25, Honors Convocation
ELHS @ 6:45-7:05 pm
Encore Strings will perform Prelude music and processional
Monday, May 30, Baccalaureate
University Lutheran Church @ 7:00 pm
Encore Strings will perform Prelude, Processional, Featured selection joined by seniors, Recessional
We have lots of things happening this week!
Jazz Band and Percussion Ensemble- Come check out our swingin' jazz band and percussion ensemble
Wednesday, April 20- 7:30pm @ East Lansing High School CPA
Senior Solo Recital- Featuring Choir/ Band/ and String Students performing Dream Theater to Monk to Rachmaninoff to Bruch. Come check out our talented seniors and their supporting ensembles!
Thursday, April 21- 7:30pm @ East Lansing High School CPA
Ten Pound Fiddle (Mr. Rosin will join Ray Kamalay and his Red Hot Peppers)
Friday, April 22- 8:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church
855 Grove Street
Due to a conflict with the East Lansing Educational Foundation's fundraiser, we need to move the 7th and 8th grade spring concert. It is currently scheduled for thursday, May 12 at 7:00 pm at the Middle School. That is incorrect. The concert has been moved to Tuesday, May 17 at the Middle School @ 7:00 pm. Please note this change in your calendars. Sorry for any inconvience this might cause.