Orchestra Announcements

Spring Concert Information

posted May 2, 2016, 6:40 PM by Steven Johnson

Tuesday, May 10
6:15pm - Report Time
7:00pm - Concert Start Time
8:15pm - Approximate End of Concert

Members of the 7th Period Chamber Orchestra will be performing a combined piece with the Wind Ensemble. To prepare, we will be doing a rehearsal for the combined piece on Wednesday May 4 (2:20pm - 3:30pm) and Monday May 9 (3:40 - 5:15pm). These rehearsals are necessary to ensure that the students have a fantastic performance on the combined piece at the end!

The Spring Concert will take place on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 7pm in our Auditorium. This will be the last performance of the year for the band/orchestra program and for our seniors. We hope you can join us!

State MPA Results

posted May 2, 2016, 6:32 PM by Steven Johnson

Congratulations to the Chamber Orchestra for their participation in the 2016 Florida Orchestra Association State Festival. The Orchestra earned Excellent ratings from all three adjudicators and represented Rockledge HS with a high level of professionalism. Congratulations to our friends at Titusville, Melbourne, and Eau Gallie for their performances as well!

Full Results: http://flmusiced.org/mpaonline/publicreports/MPAReport.aspx?EventID=3283

Feeder Chain Concert Information (April 15)

posted Apr 6, 2016, 2:51 AM by Steven Johnson

Combined Piece Orchestra Rehearsal

Feeder Chain Concert Information
Friday, April 15 at Cocoa Village Riverfront Park Stage. 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Check-In Times
All Elementary - 5:15pm
McNair MS - 5:45pm
Kennedy MS - 6:00pm
Rockledge HS - 6:15pm

Performance Times
6:00pm        Introduction
6:05pm        Beginning Strings
6:15pm        Intermediate Strings
6:25pm        McNair MS Orchestra
6:40pm        Kennedy MS Orchestra
6:55pm        Rockledge HS 2nd Orchestra
7:10pm        Rockledge HS Top Orchestra
7:25pm        Combined Orchestras (Over the Rainbow)

School shirt (or school colors) and shorts/pants suitable for an outdoor event.

Inclement Weather Plan
If there is a likely chance of poor weather conditions, we will host the event in the Rockledge HS Auditorium. 

Parent Responsibility
All students are required to check-in at their report times. You may check in early if you arrive early. Parents are responsible for supervision of their student at all times, or delegating that responsibility to another parent, for the duration of the event. We do not have the ability to supervise the entire Cocoa Village area. Basses, we will have a secure location for your equipment. Violins/Violas/Cellos need to have their instrument with them at all times.

State Orchestra MPA Itinerary and Schedule

posted Apr 6, 2016, 2:27 AM by Steven Johnson   [ updated Apr 6, 2016, 2:27 AM ]

Performance Time Announced!
We have been selected for the 2:00pm slot on April 13th. This is the first time Rockledge has participated in the State Orchestra festival since April 2005!

Performance Site:

Blake High School

8:00am        Report time to Rockledge HS
8:15am        Depart Rockledge High School
10:15am      Arrive at Blake High School
10:15am      Bayshore HS Orchestra
10:45am      Colonial HS Orchestra
11:15am      Miami Country Day School Orchestra
11:45am      Sarasota HS Orchestra 2nd Orchestra
12:05pm      Lunch - Wendy's, KFC/Taco Bell, Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market, or bring your own lunch (Wal-Mart is located at 1601 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33606)

1:15pm        Assemble Equipment - Stage for Warmup
1:30pm        Warmup
2:00pm        Rockledge HS Chamber Orchestra
2:30pm        Melbourne HS 2nd Orchestra
3:00pm        Lois Cowles Harrison Center for the Performing Arts Orchestra
3:30pm        Winter Park HS Orchestra
4:15pm        Sarasota HS Top Orchestra
4:45pm        Vero Beach HS Orchestra
5:15pm        Depart for Rockledge HS 
7:15pm        Arrive Rockledge HS

Please make sure you have the trip fee taken care of before April 11. This is the absolute last day we can accept money! $35 for performing members and $25 for non-performing members and chaperons. If $$ is an issue, please contact the Director and we will work out and financial issues!

We still have three open seats for parent chaperons!

State Orchestra MPA

posted Mar 16, 2016, 7:13 AM by Steven Johnson   [ updated Mar 16, 2016, 12:56 PM ]

The members of the Chamber Orchestra have qualified for State FOA Festival!

Blake High School

We have submitted our registration, and currently we are waiting for a performance time. We are expecting to go on April 13, but we are unsure of the time right now. As soon as we know, we will pass along that information as well with permission slips.

Members of the 6th period are encouraged, but not required, to attend as well...Not only to support their fellow peers, but to also see some of the best orchestras in the state of Florida! 

7th Period: $35 (charter bus and registration fee)
6th Period: $25 (cost of the charter bus)
Parent Chaperon: $25 (cost of the charter bus) (need 4)

Payment by Check Deadline: March 29, 2016
Payment by Cash Deadline: April 8, 2016

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