Atlanta Symphony Field Trip November 15, 2018

The Harrison Orchestra will be taking a field trip to the Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta on Thursday November 15, 2018 to observe a live rehearsal of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Students will be observing the rehearsal skills and techniques used at the highest levels of our craft by observing one of the best orchestras in our country.

The cost is $10 per student and transportation will be covered by the Harrison Orchestra Boosters. Students will need to bring money for lunch as we will be stopping for lunch before returning to Harrison. The orchestra will depart from Harrison before school begins and will return by the end of the school day. All orchestra students in good standing are encouraged to go on this wonderful opportunity. Students must turn in the ASO Field Trip Permission Form in order to go on this field trip. The $10 (payable to HOB, Inc.) can be turned into the black collection box in the orchestra room. Please write your name and “ASO Field Trip” on the envelope. 


Orchestra Spirit Wear and Casual Uniform

Orchestra Spirit Wear

The Harrison Orchestra Spirit Wear Catalogue for the 2018-2019 School Year is now available! If you would like to purchase an item, please download and print the order form below and place it in an envelope along with your payment. We accept cash and checks. 
Please make your check payable to:

On the outside of the envelope and on your memo line please write “SPIRIT WEAR ORDER” and your student’s name. Have your student place the envelope in the collection box in the Orchestra Room.
If you have questions, please contact Calli Southern:

Deadline for Spirit Wear: November 16, 2018

Casual Uniform

The Harrison Orchestra Casual Uniform Polo is available for order. These polos are used for any casual performances or events that we may have this year. The polos are the same design as last year’s and will be worn with khaki pants. Please download and print the order form below and place it in an envelope along with your payment.
Please make your check payable to: HHOB

On the outside of the envelope and on your memo line please write “Casual Uniform Polo” and your student’s name. Have your student place the envelope in the collection box in the Orchestra Room.

Casual Uniform Orders are Due October 24, 2018.

Fall Concert

Our Fall Concert is on October 15, at Burnt Hickory Baptist Church and will begin at 7:00pm for family, friends, and fans to enjoy. All orchestra students will have the following call times:

Concert – 5:30pm Call Time

Classic – 6:00pm Call Time

Chamber – 6:15pm Call Time

Students should eat dinner before arriving at Burnt Hickory.


We are kicking off a new fundraiser called Snap! Raise. Snap! Raise is an online donation platform that encourages tax deductible donations for our student’s fans. There is no selling of products involved. However, we are asking each orchestra student to make a list of 20 email addresses of their “fans” who will consider supporting them. Fans are typically family and family friends who may or may not live in this area. The focus is for each student to sit with their parent(s)/guardian(s) and come up with 20 email contacts of fans/supporters who might consider supporting them in any amount. No amount is too small. More details can be found here

Order Orchestra Uniform

Our Fall Concert is on October 15. The turn-around time for the uniform could take several weeks so it is recommended to order the uniform as soon as possible so that you will have time to make any alterations before the first concert on October 15.All students have a “Uniform Assignment” which will entail them wearing their full uniform with 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 socks are the standard uniform. Black, close toed flats are recommended for the ladies.


We’ll Miss You Mr. Evans!

Mr. Evans, the orchestra’s assistant director and one of band’s directors, is moving to California to finish college at UCLA as a conducting major, and we wish him the best of luck as he takes on this new journey! Thank you Mr. Evans for everything that you have done for the music program and the orchestra! We’ll miss you so much!

It has been a great and successful October for the Harrison Orchestra!

Our fall concert went very smoothly with the help of all the students and parents. Thank you to all the students for the dedication you put into each and every piece, your work truly paid off. Thank you to the parents and Booster club who are constantly putting in so much work to make the Harrison orchestra great. Last of all thank you to Mrs. Baddock for teaching the student how to be comprehensive musicians every single day in class. We couldn’t accomplish all that we do without everyone’s help.

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Our annual Halloween party was truly a spooky success! Thank you to orchestra leadership for putting together the event! The night consisted of Halloween themed games, food, and ended with a costume contest.

Chamber orchestra has started off their holiday extravaganza preparations running, having a senior led rehearsal Monday afternoon. All the extra practice definitely paid off, and the group will definitely sound spectacular at the upcoming event on December 13.

Harrison Orchestra Partners with Horizon Baseball League

Orchestra Students help Horizon Baseball LeagueThe Harrison Orchestra is fortunate enough to be able to partner with Horizon Baseball league and some of our students had a great time at the games. Here is some info about the program and some pictures from the games:

The Horizon League provides children and young adults with developmental and physical disabilities the opportunity to participate in athletic events, develop lasting relationships among their peers, coaches and parents and demonstrate to them that they are an important part of their community by creating an environment of inclusion for both the participants and their families.

Harrison Orchestra Students infront of Horizon Baseball League banner

The League is open to youth and young adults ages five and up. Teams are broken up by age groups. Games are non-competitive and each player on the roster gets on base before the opposing team gets to bat.

For more information contact Lauren Ham at or call 770.917.1234.