2020 Chicago Tour

Update:

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. 

For an overview of our trip, please click here: 2020 Chicago Overview PDF

2020 Chicago Tour Overview

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

Evening of Chamber Music Concert 9/12/19

The Evening of Chamber Music event will

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.

Questions:  Email Jill Barrett – jbarrett67@yahoo.com.

Welcome Back 2019-2020!

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!

Senior Showcase – May 1

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.

Orchestra Banquet – May 6

The Harrison Orchestra’s year-end banquet will take place at Burnt Hickory Baptist Church on May 6, 2019 @ 6:00pm. Tickets must be purchased by April 25.

All orchestra students and their families are invited to attend this special year-end celebration!

Tickets: Ticket sales are now all online through All Orchestra Students can receive one complimentary meal with the promotion code: HOYA

All tickets must be purchased in advanced by April 25.

Two ways to purchase tickets: 

1. Students who have sufficient funds in their orchestra account may use those funds to purchase tickets by emailing Jill Barrett at:jbarrett67@yahoo.com. Adults and non-orchestra students are $19.  Children 10 and under are $10.50.

2. Follow this link to purchase tickets online or over the phone at iTickets.  http://www.itickets.com/events/423488.html

Questions?  Email Jill Barrett at: jbarrett67@yahoo.com

LGPE – March 12 & 13

Volunteer Needs:

We are in need of parent volunteers for LGPE!
See what our current needs are here:

All Harrison Orchestra students will be traveling to McEachern 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 McEachern High School.

Performance Times:

March 12 at 5:00pm – Concert Orchestra LGPE
March 13 at 10:00am – Classic Orchestra LGPE
March 13 at 3:45pm – Chamber Orchestra LGPE

Permission Forms:

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

Concert Orchestra Permission Form
Classic Orchestra Permission Form
Chamber Orchestra Permission Form

LGPE Schedule:

Concert Orchestra – Tuesday March 12

Classic & Chamber Orchestra – Wednesday March 13

Pre-LGPE Concert March 4 @ 7pm

The Pre-LGPE Concert will be on March 4, 2019 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 Large Group Performance Evaluations.

5:30pm Concert Orchestra: Report to Main Sanctuary Stage

6:00pm Classic Orchestra: Report to Main Sanctuary Stage

6:15pm Chamber Orchestra: Report to Main Sanctuary Stage

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

Pre-LGPE Performance Guidelines