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:
Location: Harrison Performing Arts Center
We will have our annual All Parent Booster Meeting take place on Tuesday August 10 at 7:00pm in the Harrison Performing Arts Center. The meeting will cover important information for the orchestra including: the Harrison Orchestra Boosters (HOB), the annual budget, fundraisers, events for the year, uniforms, and the announcement of the spring orchestra trip.
If you were not able to attend the meeting or were not able to get a hard copy of all of the documents at the meeting, please see below for the information/PDFs:
Uniforms (Order ASAP)
Our Fall Concert is on September 21. The turn-around time to receive the uniform can take up to 4 weeks so it is recommended to order the uniform as soon as possible in order to have time to make any alterations before the first concert on September 21. All students have a “Uniform Assignment” which will entail them wearing their full uniform with black shoes and holding their instrument in their correct playing posture. Please help them take their photo (on their device will work fine) and they should bring it to class for their uniform assignment. Hair should be pulled away from the face. Returning orchestra students should check the status of their uniform to ensure that they have located all parts of their uniform and to ensure that their uniform still fits. Information on How to Order the uniform (and specific parts) can be found below. Once your uniform arrives, please have your student try it on and move in it as though they are playing their instrument. It may need to be adjusted/hemmed by a tailor.
Shoes/Undergarments: All students should wear appropriate black undergarments under their uniform. Black, closed toed dress shoes and long black socks are the standard uniform. Black, close toed flats are highly recommended for the ladies.
If you have a business or know of one that may be interested in sponsoring our orchestra program and gaining a wider audience through advertisement at all of our concerts, please click below for more information:
2022 Spring Orchestra Trip to Orlando, FL
We are planning on going to Universal Studios in Orlando, FL on March 24-27, 2022. The first group of students to sign up and make eligible payments will be placed on the roster for the Orlando Trip. Priority will be given by seniority and timeliness of payments. After the first bus is filled, the next group of students will be placed on a waiting list until we have enough for a second bus. In the event that the second bus fills, we will place the next group of students on a waiting list. In the event that the second bus does not fill and there is not an available spot on the trip for your student, your check/payment will be returned.
For an overview of our trip, please click here:
If you are interested in having your student participate, please help us plan by filling out the interest/intent survey here:
If you are interested in chaperoning the trip, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
From the Harrison Orchestra Boosters (HOB) regarding Universal Studios Orlando Trip payments:
The first deposit of $160 for the Universal Studios Orlando trip is due on Friday, September 10. Please remember to send a check into the black box in the orchestra room made out to: Harrison Orchestra Boosters. Enrichment fees of $150 for the fall semester MUST be paid first to be added to the trip roster and for the trip deposit to be accepted. If we do not have enough deposits by September 10, checks will be returned and the trip will be cancelled. If we have enough deposits by September 10, we will book the trip and this first payment of $160 will become non-refundable. We look forward to a wonderful trip to Universal Studios with your students!
REMINDER DEADLINES: $160 – September 10 (non-refundable)
$160 – October 8
$160 – November 12
$160 – December 3
$160 – February 4 (Final Balance)
Happy Summer and Welcome to the Harrison Orchestra!
We will have an event for our upcoming freshman orchestra students on Saturday July 24 from 1-3pm at Oregon Park. This event is an opportunity for our upcoming freshman orchestra students to get to know one another as well as the orchestra leadership team so that they will know some friendly faces before starting school at Harrison in August. Upcoming freshman orchestra students should plan on wearing comfortable clothing and tennis shoes as we will have fun games, snacks, and ice cream available. No instruments needed for this event.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact Mr. Mori at: Koji.Mori@cobbk12.org
Orchestra Awards Celebration at 7pm in the Performing Arts Center
The Orchestra Awards Celebration will take place in the Performing Arts Center at 7pm on Tuesday May 11, 2021. Due to the scheduling and logistics involved with the series of AP Testing taking place in the HOYA Center, the event is being moved to the Performing Arts Center. The Performing Arts Center (PAC) is located on the west side of campus just beyond the clock tower at the round-about.
The awards celebration will showcase and feature: Music Letter and Merit recognitions, Fine Arts Diploma Seal recognitions, Distinguished Service Awards, Musical Achievement recognitions, Senior Posters, and an End-of-Year Video. This event will follow the updated CCSD safety protocols and will have a maximum of 250 people (includes students and parents) to enable us to adequately social distance and follow CCSD guidelines.
Attire: This event is similar to a banquet and students attending should plan on dressing nicely (i.e., “Sunday Best”). All attire must be school appropriate as school dress code will remain in effect for the event.
Enjoy our LIVE virtual event with the Harrison Orchestra this Sunday, December 20, 2020 at 6pm where we will showcase a few (pre-recorded) holiday tunes from our orchestras together through YouTube LIVE. We hope you enjoy the holiday cheer as you begin your holiday break. 🙂
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).
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.
CTLS Parent 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.
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: email@example.com
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.