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Greetings and Welcome to West High's OrchestraLand!

WELCOME TO THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR!!     *peace/love/west-high*
Let's have a groovy year!

...and I believe we had one!
All that is left is Graduation, which is on Saturday, May 26.  Meet at school at 6 and we leave at 6:30; play the service that starts at 8; should be back to FZW by 10:30 or 11!

Be on the look out for new information and news over the summer!!

Have a great, relaxing summer!

2018-2019 Classes:
Chamber Orchestra



Friday, October 5 - 4:30-9? - Metro 8 District Honors Orchestra Auditions - East High

Tuesdays, October 16, 23, 30 - Metro 8 District Orchestra Rehearsals 7-9 - East High

Saturday, November 3 - Metro 8 District Orchestra Concert - 5pm Dress rehearsal, 7:15 concert - East High

Tuesday, December 11 - 7pm - Winter Concert

Wednesday, February 27 - all day - Large Group Contest at East High

Saturday, March 9 - all day - District Solo/Ensemble

Wednesday, March 20 - 7pm - District Elementary Concert - Will need a small group of volunteers for a 1-piece performance

Tuesday, April 9 - 7pm - Pops Concert

THURSDAY, April 25 - all day - State Solo/Ensemble - Mizzou

Wednesday, May 15 - 7pm - Spring Concert

Friday, May 17 - 7pm - Orchestra Banquet - Commons

We will continue to use Google Classroom this year.  This can be accessed from any internet access point (computer, tablet, smart phone).  There is an app for this: Google Classroom.  We will be able to share information and do limited playing tests through this - hopefully this will eliminate a few in-office playing tests.  (Yahoo!)


4th Hour Symphonic: 627c720

5th Hour Chamber: 3k7cah

6th Hour Symphonic: 31i6wu

7th Hour Advanced Symphonic: 1568wd

Be ready to check out these recording sites/apps:
...or Andriod users can use your voice recorder
...or iPhone users can use your video setting

Music Notation (If you want to compose!)

The Orchestras
The Fort Zumwalt West High Orchestras involve over 130 students in creating beautiful string music.  Performing two major concerts (Winter & Spring), a Pops Concert (April), a performance in MSHSAA's Large Group Contest, one performance on our yearly road trip, and for other various events (Solo/Ensemble Festival in March, Essence of PPI, Graduation, and other spots around the community), we are kept happily busy throughout the year.

Our students are split between three orchestras: The Chamber, Symphonic, and Advanced Symphonic Orchestras.  For Junior & Senior Symphonic students who are highly motivated and would like an extra challenge and opportunity for solo performances, we also have the Advanced Music Ensemble that is a part of the 7th hour Advanced Symphonic class.  Each concert features all students, and traditionally the Advanced Symphonic Orchestra is bolstered by wind and percussion volunteers for a piece or two during the Spring Concert.

For more information about each orchestra, please click on the links below.