Andersen Orchestra

AMS Orchestra

Concert Dates 2019-2020

***7th & 8th Grade Orchestra have one required Saturday performance! (May 9th)

Oct. 24 7th/8th Gr. Cluster Orchestra rehearsal @ MSHS 4:30 PM

Oct. 24 7th/8th Gr. Cluster Orchestra Concert @ MSHS 7:00 PM

Nov. 21-22 AMS Musical @ MSHS 7:00-8:30 PM

Dec. 17 AMS 6th/7th/8th Gr. Orchestra Concert @ AMS 7:00 PM

Jan. 27 MPS 8th Gr. Orchestra Festival rehearsal @ MWHS 11:30-2:30 PM, 8th Grade only

Jan. 27 MPS 8th Gr. Orchestra Festival Concert @ MWHS 7:00 PM, 8th Grade only

Mar. 5 AMS Talent Show 3:15-4:15 PM

Mar. 10 Southside Clinic rehearsal & Concert @ CMS 5:30 PM , 6th Grade only

April 9 AMS 6th/7th/8th Grade Orchestra Concert @ AMS 7:00 PM

May 9 NE-ASTA Young Orchestra Festival@ MSHS TBA, 7th & 8th Grades

May 14 8th Gr. Choir/Band/Orch. Finale Concert @ AMS 7:00-8:00 PM, 7th & 8th Grades


Students performing at a concert must arrive prior to the concert (exact times will be announced in class by the director) so that we can prepare for the concert as a team (tuning, warming up, etc.).

Concert Dress:

*For the Young Orchestra Festival performance (7th and 8th grades), our orchestra uniform is as follows:

Young Ladies:

Dress should include black pants, skirt (skirts should be knee-length or longer) or dress (knee-length or longer), a black or white or red dress shirt.

Young Men:

Dress should include black pants, a long sleeved, button up shirt and a long neck-tie.




Use this metronome to help you practice with an awesome drum beat!

Music History and Composers

Music History by Think Quest - This site has a brief history of each period of music and its composers.

Music History from Classics for Kids - This website has lots of great audio explanations and examples.

Early Music History - Music history from the beginning of time to the Middle Ages.

Music History Timeline

Great Composers

Top 15 Composers of All Time

Dictionary of Composers

Composers by Country - This has some major composers from each country.

Fun and Inspiring Videos: