Chamber Orchestra

Chamber Orchestra is an after school group. We play upper level and fun music and have the opportunity to play in extra events (if/when offered) and also play on the 7th & 8th grade concerts as an extra group. The group will be expected to be diligent in preparing the music on their own. We are preparing for public performance, therefore good behavior is expected. Chamber orchestra is open to any 7th or 8th grade student currently enrolled in the orchestra class. Chamber Orchestra will be a year long commitment. Please read the "Chamber Orchestra Sign-Up" form below for more information and criteria.

Chamber Orchestra meets most Thursdays in 1102 until 4:30pm. Please see our calendar for the rehearsal dates.

Spring Updates

Hello Chamber Orchestra Folks,

Looking ahead to the end of the year, there are a lot of updates that need to be put on calendars. June will be here before you know it.

First we have the 5th Grade Orientation on Thursday, May 12, 2022. This is a Thursday, which would normally be a meeting day. Instead, students are going to plan on being back at Marsteller by 6:00pm. We will then play in front of the library/mixing bowl for the 5th graders as they tour the  building from 6:30-7:00pm. Students will wear their Chamber shirts and decent jeans/shorts. (More on Chamber shirts in a minute).

Next will be the Spring Concert on Monday, May 23, 2022 at 7:00pm. Similar set-up as the winter concert.

End of the year party will be Thursday, May 26, 2022 during our regular after school meeting time. We will have pizza, snacks and drinks. Any donations of juice drinks and snacks are welcome.

Lastly, Thursday, June 9, 2022 we have been asked to play before the Marsteller Awards ceremony starts. I will give more details once I know them.

Finally are the Chamber Orchestra T-Shirts. We have been discussing for a while getting shirts. I am about ready to order them. The students are choosing either navy blue or black (of their choice) and it will have their names on the back. We will wear these for our orientation performance, and possibly for the awards ceremony (depending on the attire they ask us to wear). I will be paying for the shirts for each student.

I will list all of these things on the calendar for everyone to see. This has been a wonderful group to meet with all year. I hope the 7th graders come back next year and wish all of the 8th graders good luck in High School. Please come back when you can to visit.

Happy Practicing,

Mrs. Bowers

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