2022 Orchestra Banquet – May 20 @ 6PM

The 2022 Harrison Orchestra banquet will take place at Burnt Hickory Baptist Church on May 20, 2020 @ 6:00pm.

The annual Spring Orchestra Banquet is a special event for all students and families as we celebrate the year and recognize student achievements with an awards ceremony, dinner, and recognition of our senior class.
The banquet will include dinner which will be catered by Burnt Hickory Baptist Church.
Cost per person is:
$0 Harrison Orchestra student (covered by Enrichment Fees)
$20 per adult
$10 per child (10 years old and under)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RSVP by sending an email to our orchestra president Mr. David Koontz at: davidjkoontz@yahoo.com. Please list your child’s name as well as the name of anyone else who will be attending the orchestra banquet. Checks can be made payable to: Harrison Orchestra Boosters (HOB) and dropped in the black lock box located in the orchestra room. All orchestra students and their families are invited to attend this special year-end celebration!

Questions?  Email David Koontz at: davidjkoontz@yahoo.com

2022 LGPE – February 14-16

All Harrison Orchestra students will be traveling to Walton High School for the annual Large Group Performance Evaluations. Parents are welcome to attend the performances which will take place in the Performing Arts Center of Walton High School.

Volunteer Needs:

We are in need of parent volunteers for LGPE!  We currently need a couple of chaperones to ride the bus with us to Walton HS and back to Harrison for each orchestra’s performance. In addition, we are looking for a couple of parent drivers who can help us transport double basses from Walton HS back to Harrison on Feb. 15 & 16. If you are available to help, please send an email to Mr. Mori: Koji.Mori@cobbk12.org

Performance Times:

February 14 at 10:30am – Classic Orchestra LGPE February 15 at 5:00pm – Chamber Orchestra LGPE February 16 at 11:00am – Philharmonia Orchestra LGPE

Permission Forms:

Each orchestra student will need to turn in a signed permission for LGPE. Download Permission Forms below:

 February 14, 2022 – Classic Orchestra LGPE Permission Form and Schedule

 

 

February 15, 2022 – Chamber Orchestra LGPE Permission Form and Schedule 

 February 16, 2022 – Philharmonia Orchestra LGPE Permission Form and Schedule 

 

 

Pre-LGPE Concert 2/7/22 @ 7pm

The Pre-LGPE Concert will take on Monday February 7, 2022 at 7:00pm. All orchestras will be performing their Large Group Performance Evaluation (LGPE) program as we make preparations for the annual adjudicated GMEA Large Group Performance Evaluations.

5:45pm Classic Orchestra: Report to Orchestra Room in Uniform

6:00pm Classic Orchestra: Report to Orchestra Room in Uniform

6:15pm Chamber Orchestra: Report to Orchestra Room in Uniform

Students: Please Read the Performance Guidelines PDF below for more details.

2022 Spring Orchestra Trip Information

Detailed Trip Packet as of 3.22.22

Food Allergy Information:

For those who would like to look ahead on what food options are available with possible allergy accomodation needs, please take a look at the information in the links below:

https://www.universalorlando.com/web/en/us/things-to-do/dining/food-allergies

https://www.universalorlando.com/web/en/us/search-results/filtered?&&attraction_interest=

Trip Memo as of 1.18.22

 

 Trip Itinerary as of 1.11.22
Orlando Trip Permission Form

Payments

Harrison Orchestra Boosters

$150.00 – October 15, 2021 $150.00 – November 12, 2021 $150.00 – December 3, 2021 $150.00 – February 4, 2022 $100.00 – March 4, 2022 (Final Balance)

All payments should be made via check payable to: Harrison Orchestra Boosters with your child’s name (first and last) in the memo.

Checks should be turned into the black lock box located in the front of the orchestra room or mail them to:

Harrison Orchestra Boosters Attn: HOB Spring Trip 2022 4500 Due West Rd. Kennesaw, GA 30152

A Message from the Harrison Orchestra Boosters:

All students must be up to date on their enrichment fees. This is important for our orchestra program so that it may continue to operate as planned for the year. Enrichment fee invoices of $150 for the fall semester were sent to all orchestra families’ last semester from the Harrison Orchestra Boosters (HOB). Enrichment fee invoices of $150 for the spring semester will be coming out soon. If you have any questions or would like to check the status of your enrichment fee payment, please send an email to: president@harrisonorchestra.org

We are excited and looking forward to a great trip to Orlando in March 2022!

Orchestra Travel Policy and Eligibility:

Should an incident occur deemed by the orchestra director severe enough that it warrants sending my child home, I acknowledge that I am responsible for all transportation (including air fare) for my child and an accompanying chaperone. I am also aware that NO REFUND will be given if my child is removed due to a Cobb County School District policy being broken. Any student enrolled in the full-year of orchestra class is eligible. Students must be currently active in the program when the trip occurs and must be in good standing with the school and organization. Students must maintain exemplary grades and conduct throughout the school year to be permitted to participate in this event. It is imperative that students maintain excellent discipline and grades throughout the year. ALL SCHOOL RULES ARE IN EFFECT FOR THE ENTIRETY OF THE TRIP.

Chaperones Forms

Background Check Consent Form

Winter Orchestra LGPE Prep Camp 1/22/22

Winter Orchestra LGPE Prep Camp – Saturday January 22, 2022

Location: Harrison HS

We will have our Winter Large Group Performance Evaluation Prep Camp on Saturday January 22, 2022 from 8:30am-4:00pm. All students are expected to be at this camp as it is a critical time for the program to dive in and refine our preparation for the annual Large Group Performance Evaluation. We will have many guest clinicians including: professors from Georgia State University, retired director of the Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra, and metro Atlanta professional educators and musicians coming in to work with our students for this one-day event. It will be a wonderful day of music making and learning. 

Donations & Volunteers Needed

We are in need of donations and volunteers for our upcoming winter camp. If you are able to donate an item and/or your time, we would sincerely appreciate it. 

Sign-up here:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b4baaaa2daa8-orchestra

Camp Schedule

(Click above for details)

 

8th Grade Meeting – Register for the Harrison Orchestra!

We will have a meeting for all current 8th grade students who will be attending Harrison next fall in the orchestra room on January 13, 2022 @ 6:30pm.

The meeting will consist of information about the orchestra program as well as insight from our current high school students on their experience of transitioning from middle school to high school.

Thank you for your interest in joining the Harrison High School Orchestra program!
Please fill out the Orchestra Information Form Below: 

Click to download the Harrison Orchestra Freshman Information Packet 2022

Winter Extravaganza Tickets On Sale Now!

TICKETS ON SALE NOW at: https://harrisonhs.booktix.com

Adults – $10
Students – $5

Winter Extravaganza Rehearsal – December 8
In order to prepare for the Winter Extravaganza Concert, we will have one afternoon to rehearse with all of the fine arts groups after school. Rehearsal times will take place after school at the following times.

Rehearsal Times on 12/8:
4:00 – 4:45pm Freshman Philharmonic
4:45 – 5:30pm Classic Orchestra                                       
5:30 – 6:15pm Chamber Orchestra

Winter Extravaganza Concert – December 9 at 7:00pm (Hoya Center)
The Winter Extravaganza is an annual collaboration concert that will feature holiday music with the Harrison Fine Arts department and will include combined/joint performances of the band, chorus, orchestra, and theater programs along with a visual display from our visual arts program. This will be a ticketed event and proceeds will benefit the Harrison Fine Arts programs.

Call Times on 12/9:
6:00pm Chamber Orchestra
6:30pm Classic Orchestra & Freshman Philharmonic

Volunteers Needed to Help with Decorations for the Winter Extravaganza Concert
We are in need of some volunteers to help decorate for the Winter Extravaganza concert this Thursday December 9. If you are available to help and/or bring some décor such as Christmas trees, prop-presents, and lights, we would love to have you! If you are available to volunteer and/or have any questions, please send an email to David Koontz at: president@harrisonorchestra.org.

8th Grade Orchestra Night @ Harrison HS

8th Grade Orchestra Night – October 12, 2021

UPDATE as of 10/11/2021: The performance will take place in the Harrison HS Performing Arts Center

Fill out the 8th Grade Orchestra Night Registration Form  to let us know what instrument you play and let us know your t-shirt size:

We are excited to have our 8th grade orchestra students from Lost Mountain MS and McClure MS join us on October 12 at 5:30pm for a wonderful evening of music making with the Harrison HS Orchestra! Students will have the opportunity to eat pizza, meet both current Harrison HS students as well as other 8th grade orchestra students who will be attending Harrison next year, rehearse music together, and perform a concert together in the Harrison High School Presidential Gym.

Dress: This event is a casual concert. Students should plan on wearing nice jeans (no holes), and comfortable shoes. The Harrison Orchestra will provide a Harrison Orchestra t-shirt for all 8th Graders! 
Please remember this is a school event and school dress code applies. Dress code violations will result in the student being sent home and unable to participate.

Families and students are responsible for their own transportation to and from Harrison High School for this event.

Schedule: 

  • 5:30 pm: Parents drop off students at Harrison HS Café entrance (west side of campus) located past the roundabout and clocktower. Harrison Orchestra students will be welcoming 8th grade orchestra students and guiding them to instrument storage locations.
  • 5:45 pm: Pizza Dinner and games with Harrison HS Orchestra Students
  • 6:30 pm: Rehearsal 
  • 7:30pm: Performance

Parents: You are welcome and encouraged to attend the performance at 7:30 pm! Please allow plenty of time to find parking. If your child is using a school cello or bass, you will be responsible for returning the instrument back to the school after the concert.

 

 

Fall Orchestra Camp August 13 & 14

Our Fall Orchestra Camp is a very important time for all of our orchestra students’ growth as they engage, interact, and work with professional clinicians so that they may increase their skill level both individually and as an ensemble. Please plan on sending a sack lunch with your student (no nut or cinnamon products due to allergies). You can find details about our orchestra camp as well as the schedule here: 
If you are able to volunteer and/or donate snack items for our camp, we would greatly appreciate it! You can sign-up to volunteer and bring snacks here:

We will conclude the orchestra camp on Saturday 8/14 by going to
Stars & Strikes (2400 Hiram Acworth Hwy, Dallas, GA 30157).
Please fill out this online form to let us know if you plan on having your student participate in Stars & Strikes:

All students going to Stars & Strikes must complete and turn in the: