HHS Orchestra 2020-2021

Homestead Orchestra Class of 2021!

YouTube Video

MT Virtual Orchestra Festival XV (2021)!
featuring 385 Mequon-Thiensville music students 
grades 4-12, including all orchestra students, 
the Homestead Tartan and Treble Choirs, 
and members of the Homestead Bands.  
Videography, sound mixing, and edited by DV Productions, Milw.

Coronavirus Tier B (in-person and distance learning 'hybrid') beginning 
March 16 until further notice.
Zoom links for distance learners are posted on the Canvas page for your class of orchestra.  

Distance learners are eligible to attend in-person orchestra class.  

If you are able and willing to come to school to join our work together, please consider this option!  
You will have a more meaningful and enjoyable experience learning our music together here at school
if this is possible for you and your family.
The HHS Orchestra's Virtual Winter Concert 

YouTube Video

This concert footage was filmed during socially distant class rehearsals, including distance and in-person learners on Dec. 8-10.  This video was audio mixed and edited by DV Productions, Milwaukee.    
Enjoy the HHS Orchestra Class of 2020
final performance project! 
Congratulations, seniors!
NEW Multimedia Edit!

YouTube Video

Original DV Productions Edit!

YouTube Video

Welcome to Homestead Orchestra Fall 2020!
*all dates subject to change, pending pandemic conditions and MT District policy

2020-2021 Orchestra Performances
Tuesday, November 17, 7:00 pm (POSTPONED!  Virtual concert posted YouTube)
        Autumn Orchestra Concert, HHS Auditorium
Wednesday, December 2, 7:30 pm (POSTPONED!)
        Chamber Orchestra Concert, St. Boniface Church
Friday, December 11
         Newcastle Place, Mequon, (3:45 pm) & 
         Milwaukee Center Rotunda (6:15 pm)
        (108 E. Wells Street, Milwaukee)
Friday, January 8, school day, Field House
        HHS Music concerts for M-T K-8th graders
Wednesday, February 19, 7:00 pm (POSTPONED, virtual date, Wed., April 14!)
        M-T District Orchestra Festival XIV, Field House
Saturday, March 20
        WSMA District Solo-Ensemble Festival, 
         Homestead HS
Thursday, April 15, 7:00 pm
         State Qualifying Chamber Music Recital,
        Mequon United Methodist Church 
Wednesday, April 28, 7:30 pm
         HCO and HHS Choirs Concert, 
         Crossroads Church, Mequon
Saturday, May 1
        WSMA State Solo-Ensemble Festival, 
        Cardinal Stritch University
Wednesday, May 19, 7:00 pm
        44th Annual Orchestra Spring Benefit Concert
Friday, June 11, 6:00 pm (rehearse 4:00 pm)
        HHS Commencement Ceremony, 
       HHS Football Field (grades 9-11)

MSO Principal Bassist Jon McCullough-Benner performs Bottesini w the HCO;  Nov, 2019!
Homestead Bass Section + special guest, 
Jon McCullough-Benner!

Congratulations to Accordionist 
Stas Venglevski
and the Homestead Chamber Orchestra
Mequon United  Methodist Church 
Venglevski Rondo-Fantasy
Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings, Op. 48
Homestead Orchestra in Seville, Spain
April 1, 2016

Sebastian Chou '16 & Marshall Peng '16
Sarasate Navarra live in Spain!

Horatio Parker; A Northern Ballad

Watch the Homestead Symphony Orchestra's performance of "A Northern Ballad", recorded live 
May 22, 2019.  This performance, commemorating the centennial of American composer Horatio Parker's death, introduces a new generation of performers and audiences to this forgotten 1898 American masterwork!
Video footage courtesy of Jeff Braun and Alan Eisner. 
Sound and video editing, DV Productions, Milwaukee.

Homestead Orchestra world premiere performance of Marco Beltrami's Gods of Egypt end credit music!

YouTube Video

Oscar-Nominated composer Marco Beltrami skypes with Homestead Orchestra, May 11, 2017!

Homestead and Shorewood 
Chamber Orchestra
Carnegie Hall, February 18, 2018
(photo by Jeff Braun)
Congratulations to MSO Cellists
Madeleine Kabot & Peter Thomas
and the Homestead Orchestras
Vivaldi:  Concerto for Two Cellos and Strings
Piazzolla: Libertango

MSO Violinist Mike Giacobassi
performs Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons"
(complete) w HCO


Homestead Chamber Orchestra performed at Carnegie Hall
, 2014.


Rock Cello Quartet "Break of Reality" performed with Homestead and Shorewood Orchestras, May, 2014

Orchestra Project FINAL.mov

A film made by the members of the HHS Multimedia Class describing the MT Orchestra Program, June 2014!  
(thanks to creative team:  Liam Norman, Parker Lewis, Will Gebhardt, Aaron Houpt, Tyler Filak, & David Tzeel)

Minor Swing-YouTube.mov


Helsinki & St. Petersburg Tour Highlights, 2012

 The Homestead Chamber Orchestra performing Ben Kroeger's
    (HHS '12) 
original arrangement of Django Reinhardt's Minor Swing.
    -video by Alex Schmig, (HHS '12), 
      recorded at eDream Studio, Milwaukee; March, 2012
 Tour Highlights from Helsinki and St. Petersburg; April 2012
Footage and interviews by Alex & Rich Schmig, and Jeff Braun