Our 6th grade orchestra is HPISD’s beginner orchestra!
When do we meet? During the school day students will take Orchestra as one of their classes. The class will be with other students who are learning the same instrument.
What you can expect: At this level, your student is learning how to correctly hold their instrument, read music & rhythms, proper bowing / fingering techniques, working together as a group and so much more. By the end of the year, the students will be surprised at how much they learned & the songs they are playing (we encourage your student to take a video of themselves at regular intervals to see their progress!)
What’s next: At the end of the year, students can continue with the Concert, Philharmonic or Chamber Orchestras depending on their audition and the Orchestra Director recommendation.
Performances: There will be 2 concerts in the fall and 2 concerts in the spring. There are also informal performances the students love to participate in, including “Hauntcert” Halloween concert at NorthPark Mall, Barnes and Noble featured musicians, Practice-A-Thon and much more. Please visit the Home page to read through some of the post photos to get more of an idea!
Other fun items: Informal after-school parties and rewards are sprinkled throughout the year to encourage students to have fun together outside of playing their instrument.
Requirements: Please refer to the Orchestra Handbook for all requirement details.