5th Grade Orchestra
Student Participation is Crucial - Please Save these Dates!
Learn more about the traditions surrounding our orchestra concerts below!
Concerts generally last between 60 and 90 minutes, regardless of how many grade levels are performing.
All Dates for the 2017-2018 School Year:
** ORCHESTRA PARENT NIGHT **
Monday, September 25, 2017 – 6:30 pm, Luther Board Room
The 5th Grade Orchestra Parent Night gives students a chance to showcase what they have learned in their first few weeks of lessons. Valuable information is passed out to parents and helpful tips, practice/concert expectations and music department opportunities are briefly explained. Students have the opportunity to enjoy the "concert feel" of being on the auditorium stage for the first time.
** 5th GRADE ORCHESTRA HOLIDAY CONCERT **
Monday, December 11, 2017 – 6:30 pm, High School Auditorium
This annual Holiday Concert featuring only 5th Grade Orchestra students.
This concert is a fun and seasonal concert which gives students a chance to show much they have learned since the Parent Night in September.
** DESSERT CONCERT **
Sunday, March 4, 2018 – High School Auditorium
1:00 - 5th and 6th grades
3:00 - 7th-12th grades
The Dessert Concert features all orchestra students in grades 5 - 12 in two concerts. Each concert features a superb guest artist, tasty desserts, and is the largest fundraiser for the orchestra program.
Each Elementary School Hosts an
** ANNUAL ART NIGHT EVENT **
(Students only participate at their own school’s event)
Luther: Thursday, March 8, 2018 (Arts Festival)
Barrie: Thursday, March 15, 2018 (Art & Learning Fair)
Rockwell: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 (Arts Festival)
Purdy: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 (Arts Festival)
** 5th GRADE BAND & ORCHESTRA COMBINED CONCERT **
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 – 6:30 pm, High School Auditorium
This combined 5th grade band/orchestra concert is a wonderful showcase of the progress students have made since starting their instruments earlier in the year. Students have the opportunity to participate in small group solos, and several combined pieces are performed. Student attendance at this concert is very important. Students love this one and only combined concert of the year!
** STRING FESTIVAL*
Thursday, May 31, 2018 – 7:00 pm, High School Gymnasium
This final performance of the year features 5-12 grade orchestra students. For many students, it is the favorite concert of the year because it culminates with the entire orchestra department (all students grades 5-12) performing a combined finale piece. Students also have the opportunity to memorize and "pass" song levels to showcase their individual skills. It is an exciting final event!