This message was sent as an email to parents and students last evening:
It's hard to believe we are to this point already, but I want to welcome you to another exciting year for the Hamilton Southeastern Orchestra Program. Here are a few things of note:
1.) The orchestra program's website has changed to www.southeasternorchestras.org. While it is still being built, you should be able to find useful information. The home page of our website includes the orchestra's google calendar. Most of our 2016-2017 events are already included.
2.) Pending approval, there will be an exciting announcement at the beginning of the year regarding an orchestra trip during Spring Break 2017.
3.) Students will not need instruments on the first day of school, August 10. We will begin playing on the second day of school, August 11.
4.) All orchestra students should prepare a solo or excerpt of his or her choice to perform for a placement audition during class on the second and third days of school. I would recommend preparing a solo or excerpt with which you are very familiar. The excerpt can be from a chamber ensemble piece or from a piece of music you have played in orchestra class. Fear not: you will only play for Mr. Tschiniak, and these will not be graded!!
I look forward to meeting many new faces and seeing many familiar ones soon! Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.