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 –
Our Fall Concert is on October 17. 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 17. 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 socks are the standard uniform. Black, close toed flats are recommended for the ladies.
The orchestra is planning on traveling to Chicago, IL on March 18-22, 2020. The first group of students to sign up and make eligible first payments by September 6 will be placed on the roster for the Chicago 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.
Important Note from the Harrison Orchestra Boosters (HOB) regarding Chicago Trip payments:
The first deposit of $200 for the Chicago trip is due on Friday, September 6. 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 6, checks will be returned and the trip will be cancelled. If we have enough deposits by September 6, we will book the trip and this first payment of $200 will become non-refundable. We look forward to a wonderful trip to Chicago with your students!
REMINDER DEADLINES: $200 – September 6 $250 – October 4 $250 – November 8 $200 – December 6 $200 – February 10
If you are interested in having your student participate, please help us plan by filling out the interest/intent survey here: Chicago Interest Form
Please join the Harrison Orchestra and the Harrison Orchestra Boosters for an Evening of Chamber Music on Thursday, September 12 at 6:30 pm at Burnt Hickory Baptist Church. Enjoy excellent ensemble performances and delicious dessert at this fundraising event to support our wonderful orchestra program! Feel free to invite family and friends!
Tickets are available online through September 8 at: http://www.itickets.com/events/434457.html. Seating is limited, so order your tickets today! All students receive free admission. Dessert requires a ticket purchase.
Welcome back for the 2019-2020 school year! We are excited to start school this year in our renovated orchestra room and are thrilled for this upcoming school year as our brand new Performing Arts Center is now complete! We will have our annual All Parent Booster Meeting on August 13 @ 7:00pm in the Orchestra Room where we will go over the nuts and bolts of the Harrison Orchestra Boosters (HOB) as well as a glance of the upcoming events for the year. Topics include: purpose of the HOB, budget, calendar events, uniforms, and the new Harrison String Conservatory private lessons program.
First Day of School: Students do not need to bring their instrument on the first day as we will be going over the syllabus, expectations, and procedures for the first day. Students should bring their instrument on day 2 – Friday, as Mr. Mori will be doing an instrument check.
Schedule Issues: If you have an orchestra schedule issue/problem, please see Mr. Mori at some point on the first day to go over the issue. Looking forward to seeing everyone!
Because of the HOYA Awards this year, the Senior Showcase has been moved to Wednesday May 1 at the Lost Mountain MS Theater. The senior orchestra students will be performing together as an ensemble along with select solos from our senior class. Some of our smaller chamber groups will also perform on this evening’s performance.