Martin HS Orchestra


Martin HS Orchestra



May Newsletter  

2019-2020 Orchestra Placement

Orchestra audition music for grades 10-12 has been distributed to all students. Due in Charms by midnight on Sunday, May 20th.

There are TWO packets. One for orchestra placement in Philharmonia, Symphonic, Chamber & Philharmonic orchestra. There is a 2nd packet for the Symphony Audition. These are two separate auditions. The placement audition is recorded in Charms while the Symphony audition is done live during class.

Martin Orchestra Placement Packet

The Symphony audition packet is available only from Mrs. Ovalle and will not be uploaded.

Orchestra placements are posted on the last day of school after the last period bell has rung. Understand that the directors take orchestra placement very seriously. Placement is based upon performance, behavior in class, student-driven motivation and instrumentation needs for each orchestra. We spend several hours discussing each individual students’ needs, strengths and weaknesses in order to place them where we believe they will be most successful.

Directors will not answer emails or phone calls about orchestra placements until August.

New to Martin High School Orchestra?

If you are new to Arlington ISD and Martin High School, have previously been in orchestra and would like to join the Martin Orchestra, please email Mrs. Ovalle at jovalle@aisd.net AND find your appropriate audition music below. Please email a video recording of your audition to jovalle@aisd.net by deadlines provided in the packets.

Incoming Freshman Audition Packet
Incoming 10-12 grade Audition Packet

London Trip, May 21-27

The itinerary has been updated!

Meal selections can be found here.

London Concert Schedules can be found here.

Please review your trip packet on packing tips. You will need your full orchestra shirt, long sleeve trip shirt, concert attire and a nice outfit (no jeans) for the dinner cruise. Plan for cool weather and rain! Packing check list

Wear your short sleeve trip shirt on Tuesday, May 21st.

Bring luggage and instrument (violin/viola only) to school by 8:45am on Tuesday, May 21st. It will be searched by security.

Bring your carry-on items to the orchestra by 3:15pm after school on Tuesday, May 21st. We will load the bus at 3:30pm to head to the airport.

If applicable, begin to inform your bank about spending money over seas. Also speak with your phone service provider about a temporary international plan. These things are not required. However, I highly suggest having a plan in place for both circumstances!

London Preview Concert - Monday, May 20th, 7pm at Arborlawn UMC in Fort Worth

Upcoming Events        
May 20 Pre-London Concert, 7pm, Arborlawn UMC Fort Worth


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