SHADOW CREEK HIGH SCHOOL ORCHESTRA

Leticia I. Fuentes, Director

281-245-3800 ext. 4846


Office - D214A Classroom - D111A (Percussion Room)

3rd - Conference

4th - Beginner Orchestra (D214A)

5th - Philharmonic Orchestra (D214A)

6th - Varsity Orchestra (D111A)

7th - Symphonic Orchestra (D111A)


REMIND CODE - @SCORCH22

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Shadow Creek High School is currently home to the only Orchestra feeder program in Alvin ISD. Our growing program is proud to welcome Orchestra students from Nolan Ryan Junior High, as well as students who have transferred in with special permission from zones outside the Nolan Ryan feeder zone.

Students in the Shadow Creek Orchestra program must have at least 2 years prior experience on a stringed instrument, as part of an Orchestra program or private lessons. Students interested in joining SCHS Orchestra may contact Ms. Fuentes at lfuentes@alvinisd.net for more information.

Orchestra students at SCHS actively participate in Region, Area, and State level competitions and several other performances throughout the year.


IMPORTANT UPDATE 1/2023


Shadow Creek now offers a High School Beginner Orchestra! This group is open to all incoming 9th, 10th and 11th grade students.

Students outside of the SCHS zone can apply for special transfer to SCHS specifically for Orchestra.

Important to note:

*As a transfer, you must commit to being in Orchestra throughout High School, or the transfer is revoked, and the student will return to the zoned campus.

*There is no transportation included. Parents must provide transportation to SCHS.


If you are interested in joining, please fill out the form below. You may email Ms. Fuentes at lfuentes@alvinisd.net for more information

Alvin ISD Orchestra Interest Form

Alvin ISD Orchestras Information Packet


OUR ORCHESTRAS

Varsity Orchestra

This orchestra will provide students an opportunity to perform at an advanced level while focusing on upper position techniques, vibrato, tone quality, use of various bowing styles, and improved sight-reading skills. This is a competing orchestra at the Varsity level and is reserved for those students who make orchestra a top priority and are able to participate in all of the events throughout the year, both in-school and throughout the community. Students will be expected to attend a weekly section/rehearsal before or after school. UIL Concert & Sightreading, UIL Solo Contest, and festival competition participation is required. Students must maintain academic eligibility and exemplary citizenship to remain in the class. Participation in private lessons and All-Region/All-State Orchestra auditions is strongly encouraged. Students will participate in full orchestra when offered in addition to their string orchestra obligations. By audition only.


Symphonic Orchestra

This orchestra will provide students the opportunity to continue to develop upper position techniques, vibrato, tone quality, use of various bowing styles, and improved sight-reading skills. This is a competing orchestra at the non-varsity level. UIL Orchestra, UIL Solo, and festival competition participation is highly encouraged. Students must maintain academic eligibility and exemplary citizenship to remain in the class. Students will be expected to attend a weekly section rehearsal after school by appointment. Participation in private lessons is encouraged.


Philharmonic Orchestra (2022-2023)

This orchestra will provide students the opportunity to review and develop fundamental skills necessary for future success at the Non-Varsity level. Classroom instruction will involve confidence building, expanding technique, introducing positions, developing vibrato, improving tone quality, learning various bowing styles, and building sight-reading skills. Students may be expected to attend a weekly sectional rehearsal after school if needed. Participation in private lessons is highly encouraged.


Beginner Orchestra (2022-2023)

This orchestra will provide students the opportunity to learn a stringed instrument from the beginning stages. Students will learn basic fundamentals of string playing, care and maintenance, and music theory. Students from grades 9-12 will be expected to practice daily. Concert participation will be decided in late Fall.