• Class rehearsal days and times


       6th grade orchestra: Meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4th period.

       7th and 8th grade orchestra: Meets every day, Monday-Friday, 6th period.


      On orchestra days, students need to bring their instrument, a pencil, instrument accessories (shoulder rest, rosin, etc), and their orchestra binder (which contains their music, practice guide, and notebook)

      Students who have lost their music can print new copies from our orchestra TEAM. Files -> Class Materials -> music


    • Concert Information

      2021-2022 Orchestra concert schedule:


      October 19

      December 14

      March 15
      May 24

      All concerts at Galileo begin at 6:00pm and are held in the Galileo Cafeteria

      The call time (when your student needs to be here to get tuned and warm up) is 5:30pm.


      Concert Dress

      Students need to wear their orchestra shirt and black long pants or long skirt and black dress shoes. Skirts at or above the knee must have black leggings.

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      Concerts are a significant part of a student's orchestra grade as they are considered a final assessment for proficiency and an assessment of concert etiquette. If your student cannot make it to the concert, please let Mrs. Pope know at least two weeks in advance so your student can receive an alternative assessment for proficiency and concert etiquette.


      2021-2022 Festival schedule


    • February 5: District III Middle School Solo/Ensemble Festival

      • East Valley Middle School

      • All middle school students can choose to participate, more information to come.

      • Fee: $8 solo, $15 ensemble


    • January 21, 28, February 11, 12: Southwest Idaho Middle School honor orchestra (SWIMS)

      • Rehearsal time: 5-7:00 pm at Vallivue High School.

      • Performance day (Feb 12) schedule:  Dress rehearsal 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Concert Time: 2:30 pm at Vallivue High School.

      • All middle school students can choose to participate, with director recommendation. More information to come.


    • March 14 West Ada Orchestra Festival: All day class trip.

      • Meridian Middle School

      • 7/8 orchestra only

      • Need 1 parent volunteer to bring large instruments and chaperone.