Hello: Please be aware that after much debate and discussion, we came to the difficult decision to cancel the band and orchestra concert this evening. This was not mandated by the district, but was instead decided for the safety of the students and audience members. We have numerous students absent from school today due to illness, and have watched as other athletic and arts events have been cancelled across the state. We were expecting a large audience of over 300 this evening, and did not feel it would be a safe atmosphere. We are looking to either live-stream or re-schedule the concert after we know more about any possible school cancellations. Thank you.
Information on signing up and auditioning for the FDHS Orchestras can be downloaded here: FDHS Orchestra (1)
- Mentoring will continue every Thursday at Crawford MS and Hayes MS. Please click here for the schedule. New mentors are welcome to join.
- North Star Orchestra (AKA Fiddle Club) will continue every Friday after-school until 5:00pm. New members are welcome to join: schedule
- Changes to schedules:
- NO mentoring January 30th
- YES mentoring February 20th
- Fiddle Club will end early 1/10 at 4:30pm
- Make sure you have the following dates marked in your calendars!
- Assessment Preview Concert, Thursday March 12th
- Assessment Wednesday, March 18th (Concert & Symphonic Orchestra during school; Chamber Orchestra after-school)
- Shirts are available for purchase! $14 – add $1 ($15 total) for a decal!
We have hit the very busy month of December! There are a lot of rehearsals, concerts and events going on during this month, so please make sure to read carefully, and make sure your calendars are up to date.
Wednesday, December 4th: Required rehearsal for all Symphonic and Chamber Orchestra members. 3:30-5pm in the orchestra room.
Thursday, December 5th: Mentoring at EJ Hayes 4-5:15pm.
Friday, December 6th: Final Fiddle Club rehearsal of the year; 3:30-5pm.
Saturday, December 7th: Select members of the Fiddle Club performance at the Tree Lightening Ceremony. Governor’s Mansion – arrive 7:30pm. Concert attire!
Tuesday, December 10th: Playing tests are due to Google Classroom.
Thursday, December 12th: Concert! Rehearsal 1:30-3:30pm; Activities/Pizza Party/Change Clothes 3:30-5:30pm; Concert begins 6:30pm. Please remember to bring your home instruments and concert attire to school this day!
Parents, if you have not done so already, please volunteer to help with this event!!
Friday, December 13th: Any student who did not participate in Solo & Ensemble, Fiddle Club, Mentoring, or CKYO must turn in their Concert Attendance paper by this date. The concert must be a collegiate or professional orchestra, so please make sure to attend a performance before this date!
Saturday, December 14th: Fiddle Club performance. 10am, Eastside Library; 2pm, Liberty Ridge Retirement Home. Fun Holiday Attire!
Finals week: All instruments go home on December 18th!! You do NOT need instruments December 18th-20th due to Finals.
If you have any questions about any of the above dates, please let me know. Thank you!!
Congrats to everyone who performed at Solo & Ensemble today! We had a total of 20 Distinguished and 4 Proficient Ratings!! Congrats to all!!!
J.J., Mason & Mackenna – Distinguished Trio
Alexis L. – Distinguished Solo
Deen – Proficient Solo
Adrianna S. – Distinguished Solo
Taylor B. – Distinguished Solo (Perfect Score!)
Liza D. – Distinguished Solo
Prakriti, Blake & Prosperity – Distinguished Trio (Perfect Score!)
Liza and Annika – Distinguished Duet (Perfect Score!)
Lawson H. – Distinguished Solo
Tate & Eli – Proficient Duet
Kylie – Proficient Solo
Alexis, Ethan, Navin & Lawson – Distinguished Quartet (Perfect Score!)
Logan, Blake & Ali – Distinguished Trio (Perfect Score!)
Elizabeth & Maddie – Distinguished Duet (Perfect Score!)
Alex & Naya – Distinguished Duet
Evanna – Proficient Solo
Prakriti & Priti – Distinguished Duet
Jacob, Irv & Jordan – Distinguished Trio
Braden, Ali & Keyshawn – Distinguished Trio
Annika – Distinguished Solo (Perfect Score!)
Phocheng – Distinguished Solo
Olivia & Julianne – Distinguished Duet (Perfect Score!)
Emma – Distinguished Solo
Mozart Ensemble – Proficient Ensemble
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