Orchestra Make a Note: Happy Thanksgiving!

I was very pleased with how well the kids performed last Tuesday!  ILMEA went very well Saturday.  It’s about time for a break!This week I’m going to help prep students who are doing the preliminary Symphonic audition.  Their scales video recording is due by Friday, December 7.  This info was passed out to them and […]

Orchestra, Make a Note: November 12 – 17

Monday, November 12Final Full Symphonic Orchestra Rehearsal6:30 – 8:00 Tuesday, November 13AHS Fall Orchestra Concert!Students arv. 6:15 in concert attireConcert starts at 7:00 The kids have worked hard and sound great! Wednesday, November 14Chamber Strings!3:25 – 4:15Audition during class for non-membersStudents must attend all weekly rehearsals and all gigs. ILMEA Senior Orchestra prep during class Wednesday, Thursday, […]

Orchestra, Make a Note: November 5 – 13

Our Fall Concert is almost here!  You guys are in really good shape.  Here are the final rehearsals.  We have some evening rehearsals due to meetings I have after school and I also hire in some adults to fill out the brass section and they can only make the evening practices.  Monday, November 5Inscription of Hope (select […]

Symphonic Orchestra Lovejoy Week Performances & Rehearsal

LOVEJOY WEEK SYMPHONIC ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCES Sunday, November 4 Lovejoy Vesper Service Alton 1st Presbyterian Church (corner of Alby and 4th streets; by The Post Commons) 4:00 p.m. Arrive by 3:40 p.m. Concert dress and tuxedo Free. Family and friends are welcome to attend. Park in the lot across the street from the church *Bring your […]

ILMEA District 6 Senior Orchestra Info

ILMEA DISTRICT 6 FESTIVALSATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17Belleville West Township H.S.4063 Frank Scott Parkway West, Belleville Make sure you know ALL of the music before the festival:  Ma Vlast (My Fatherland) No. 2:  The Moldau by Bedrich Smetana  Roman Carnival Overture by Hector Berlioz . Please try to come to the following rehearsals so I can hear […]

Symphonic Orchestra Lovejoy Vespers & Lovejoy Music Festival Concert Info

Sunday, November 4Lovejoy Vesper ServiceAlton 1st Presbyterian Church4:00 p.m.Arrive by 3:40 p.m.(corner of Alby and 4th streets; park in the lot across the street from the church)Free.  Family and friends are welcome to attend.*Bring your own music stand.We are performing:   Banks of Bonnie Doon                   One Hand, One Heart Monday, November 5Inscription of Hope select ensemble rehearsal with […]

Orchestra Make a Note: Oct. 15 – 18

One week until the Disney Trip!  Here we goooooooooo! Monday, October 15Disney Preview Concert7:00 p.m.The Bridge ChurchFree!  Anyone can attend.  It will be short and sweet (15-20 min)Students performing should bring their instrument, music, and their own music stand.Tuesday, October 16Butter braid order forms and money duepick up will be Wed., Nov. 7, 2:30 – 5pm […]

Disney Orchestra Concert Info

Disney Orchestra Preview Concert:  Monday, October 157:00 p.m., The Bridge Church (504 E. 4th St. in Alton)Arrive 6:30 p.m.FreeBring your own music stand and your Disney musicParents, family, & friends welcome Concert Dress for Disney Preview Concert, Monday October 15 (and our Disney Springs performance): Ladies:  Symphonic Orchestra dress, black shoes (flats or heels). Shoes must […]