CutTime is a management solutions platform that enables the Harrison Orchestra Boosters (HOB) to communicate with our orchestra families. As orchestra is a co-curricular class, the Harrison Orchestra Boosters provide additional support for the program throughout the year by providing enrichment to the orchestra curriculum. In order for the HOB to communicate with our orchestra families, we will be utilizing CutTime for communication, inventory and music management. In addition, CutTime will also serve as a back-up for us in case CTLS goes down for any reason. (For those families who were familiar with “Charms” from previous years, we have replaced Charms with CutTime).
Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year!
All remote learning will take place in the newly developed CTLS (Cobb Teaching and Learning Systems) learning management system. This platform will be the main system in which we interact and have class as directed by the Cobb County School District. We will update our plans of operation as guidance and updates are given by the Cobb County School District‘s Learning Everywhere Plans.
Students will access the CTLS Learn website to login into class each day and will be able to find what we are doing in orchestra class along with all of their other classes at Harrison on this platform.
If a student misses class, they can get what they missed from CTLS under the digital session titled “Week # – Click Here for Class”. It will give an outline the material from the day.
Link: CTLS Learn
Parents will access the CTLS Parent website to login and see announcements and communication about orchestra class as well as information regarding other classes and school information at Harrison.
Link: CTLS Parent
Issues with CTLS?
With so many different issues, it can be difficult to tell if the issue may be with a device, internet connectivity, or CTLS. If any part of CTLS is down, you can check its status here: CTLS Status Monitor (https://status.educationincites.com)
You can also send an email directly to CTLS Support by email:
Parent email is: CTLSParent.Support@cobbk12.org
Student email is: CTLSStudent.Support@cobbk12.org
For more information about CTLS, visit: https://cobbctls.com/ctls-learn/
For more information about Remote Learning, visit: http://www.harrisonhigh.org/Remote-Learning-Information
As Cobb County Schools are closed until further notice, we will be utilizing Google Classroom for orchestra class assignments. Every student has been given information on signing up for Google Classroom at the beginning of the semester. Students have already been using the platform to turn in assignments prior to the school closure. Information on how to sign up for each orchestra’s Google Classroom has been sent via the weekly emails. If you have any questions regarding the assignments or how to sign up for Google Classroom, please contact Mr. Mori at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope that all families stay safe and healthy throughout this pandemic. Any updates regarding our current status as a school and district can be found here: Cobb Cornovirus Guidelines.
The Harrison Orchestra 2020 Chicago Tour has been Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Cobb County School District, All field trips have been cancelled for the remainder of the school year. We are working with our travel company, Music Travel Consultants (MTC) who are contacting all of our vendors and working on a refund. As more information is received, we will be contacting you via email regarding the process.
We are in need of parent volunteers for LGPE!
See what our current needs are here: 2020 LGPE Parent Volunteers (coming soon!)
All Harrison Orchestra students will be traveling to North Cobb 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 North Cobb High School.
March 2 at 7:00pm – Chamber Orchestra LGPE
March 4 at 10:00am – Classic Orchestra LGPE
March 4 at 5:30pm – Philharmonia Orchestra LGPE
Each orchestra student will need to turn in a signed permission for LGPE. Download Permission Forms below:
Chamber Orchestra – March 2
The Pre-LGPE Concert will be on Tuesday February 25 and will begin 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.
5:30pm Concert 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.
Winter Extravaganza Video Stream
WINTER EXTRAVAGANZA WILL BEGIN AT 7PM. SEE THE LIVE-STREAM BROADCAST HERE:
The Winter Extravaganza Concert is a collaboration concert with the band, chorus, orchestra, and theater programs. In addition, the Art Department will have an Art Display as you enter the concert venue in the lobby of the Performing Arts Center. Performances will include a mix of well-known carols and holiday standards.
Winter Extravaganza Concert – Tuesday December 10, 2019
Location: Harrison Performing Arts Center
4:00pm All Orchestras: Sound Check in PAC (Get dinner afterwards on your own and return by 6:30pm dressed and meet in cafeteria)
6:30-7:00pm Art Gallery in the Gym Lobby
7:00pm Concert Begins
Winter Extravaganza Rehearsal – Monday December 9, 2019
Location: Band Room
Monday, 12/9 from 4-6pm: Dress rehearsal with band and chorus
All students are expected to attend this rehearsal. Due to late notice, if a student has a work/doctor/etc. conflict, they will be excused but must contact Mr. Mori via email (Koji.email@example.com). This is our only opportunity to combine with the chorus and percussion students! The rehearsal for each class should last no longer than thirty minutes. Rehearsal times for each class are as follows:
3:45-4:30pm Freshman Philharmonic Rehearsal with Band and Choir
4:30-5:00pm Classic Orchestra Rehearsal with Band and Choir
5:00-6:00pm Chamber Orchestra Rehearsal with Band and Choir
All tickets for this concert are $10, regardless of age. Due to very limited seating in the Harrison Performing Arts Center, tickets will be sold online at the link below. The link will go live at 8AM on Friday, December 6th! This concert has sold out almost every year in larger venues, so get your tickets as soon as possible if you want to ensure your ability to attend! For reference, there are roughly 465 students participating in this concert, and about 730 available seats in the theatre. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
The Winter Orchestra Concert is on December 5, in the Harrison Performing Arts Center and will begin at 7:00pm for family, friends, and fans to enjoy. All orchestra students will have the following call times:
Freshman Philharmonic – 5:30pm Call Time
Classic – 6:00pm Call Time
Chamber – 6:15pm Call Time
Students should eat dinner before arriving at Harrison.
For more logistical details, please see the Performance Guidelines below:
The Mark Wood Clinic and Concert will be on Friday November 1st and Saturday November 2nd. Mark Wood is an Emmy Award winning composer and a founding member of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra (About Mark Wood). This concert will be a great experience with the collaboration of the Harrison, Allatoona, and Hillgrove High School Orchestra programs. Our set list includes titles by the Beatles, ACDC, Journey, Kansas, Ozzy and others.
Here is the schedule for the 2 day event:
Friday, November 1
10:00AM – Students will be dismissed from class and report to orchestra
10:30AM – 11:00AM – Lunch in Cafeteria (Provided as part of the clinic)
11:30AM – 5:00PM – Rehearsal in the Harrison Performing Arts Center (PAC)
5:15PM – Students are picked up by parents
Saturday, November 2
2:30PM – Students arrive at Harrison
3:00PM – 6:00PM – Rehearsal with Mark Wood in the Harrison PAC
6:00PM – 7:00PM – Dinner in Cafeteria (Provided as part of the clinic) and Change for the concert.
7:00PM – Students on stage for warm-up and sound check.
7:30PM – Concert –
Tickets are $5 for General Admission and $10 for Reserved Premium Seats. You can purchase tickets online by clicking here. Tickets can also be purchased at the door.
Mark Wood has graciously donated an electric violin to be raffled as a fundraiser for our orchestra programs. Raffle tickets will be sold at the concert for $10 each. Cash Only.
We are still in need of volunteers to help with Friday and Saturday. Please sign up to volunteer if you are able to help us out here:
We look forward to seeing you at the performance on Saturday November 2 @ 7:30pm in the Harrison Performing Arts Center!