Martin HS Orchestra


Martin HS Orchestra



February Newsletter

UIL Concert & Sightreading Contest
Each class is in UIL-mode as we prepare for the upcoming UIL Concert & Sightreading Contest. The MHS Orchestra program has 7 different orchestras that participate in UIL and we are one of the few schools in the state of Texas to have both a Varsity and Non-Varsity full orchestra. Our pre-UIL contest is on Thursday, February 8th at Arlington HS. Each student received a handout in class on Friday, January 26th with orchestra-specific instructions. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend our pre-UIL event. Please refer to your child’s handout, or click on “announcements” in the upper right of the MHSO webpage and find your child’s orchestra performance specifics.

“Real” UIL is on February 27th, 28th & March 1st, usually during the school day, at Bowie HS and the Mansfield Performing Arts Center. We do not have specific performance times yet. We will need your help riding buses - be on the lookout for a signup from the Martin Orchestra Booster Club as the dates draw near.

Spring Trip – Branson (participating 10th-12th graders)
If your child is participating in the Spring Trip to Branson, March 9-12, there is a mandatory parent meeting on Monday, February 12th in the Little Theater from 6pm-7:30pm. You will receive pertinent information in regards to the trip. Students will also meet their chaperones. The final Branson payment is due on Friday, February 2nd. Log into your child’s Charms account to find your Branson balance. We are looking forward to a fun trip!

Texas Music Educators Association Clinic/Convention
Congratulations to our 3 All-Staters: Karen Lin (violin), Garrett Hayes (cello), and Anthony Mirabelli (bass). These students went through many auditions to be eligible to perform with a TMEA All-State group at the TMEA Convention in San Antonio. This is no easy task – we are extremely proud of them! All directors and All-Staters will attend the conference February 14-17.

Booster Club
Hollywood Nights is our largest fundraiser of the year and the Booster Club has begun planning for this event. Subscribe to the Booster Club Remind by texting @mobc17 to 81010. Please join us at Colter’s on Tuesday, February 20th at 7pm for our next Booster Club meeting.

Upcoming February Events
February 8th                PreUIL                                     Arlington HS                5pm-9pm
February 12th               Branson parent meeting        MHS Little Theater     6pm-7:30pm
February 19th               Student Holiday
February 14th-17th        TMEA
February 24th              6th Grade Cluster (MHS Symphony Students only)    
February 27th, 28th, March 1st              UIL Concert and Sightreading Contest           TBA

April 14th                     Hollywood Nights
April 28th                    Martin Cluster Solo & Ensemble
May 11th                      Senior Honor Concert



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