First Martin Orchestra Concert
Mark your calendars! Our first concert is on Tuesday, October 1st at 6:30pm in the Martin High School Auditorium. Concert call times vary for each orchestra and will posted here as the concert date draws near. All orchestra students are required to stay for the entire concert. The concert will be over at about 9pm.
A HUGE thank you to all families that helped us sew barcodes into new orchestra uniforms. If your child has not received their uniform because of a missing barcode, they will receive their uniform very soon.
If your child has not been issued a uniform, please have them talk to a director at a the start of class.
Our Scentsy fundraiser is beginning on Tuesday, September 17th! ALL profits will be given to the Martin Orchestra Booster Club. Packets will be available in class on Tuesday, September 17th, however you can also place orders here: www.stephaniefarris.scentsy.us
This fundraiser benefits us through September 30th - order your fall and winter scents now! Please make checks out to MOBC.
We will begin our VerticalRaise campaign on Wednesday, October 9th! VerticalRaise is a fundraiser similar to SnapRaise. We have raised over $30,000 through this type of fundraising and hope to have two successful, separate campaigns: one for general orchestra needs and one for Symphony’s trip to compete in the National Orchestra Festival at the American String Teachers Association in Orlando. A handout will be sent home soon to help kickstart our campaign.
Spring Trip – Corpus Christi!
We are traveling to Corpus Christi, TX for our annual spring trip! (For 10th-12th grade students only.) The dates are April 2-5, 2020. Trip packets and contracts were sent home on Monday, September 9th. This contract can be found here.
The cost of the trip is $600/student. The trip contract and deposit of $100 is due by Friday, October 4th. Spots are limited - turn in contracts and deposits as soon as possible.
The Martin Orchestra Booster Club is providing a limited amount of scholarships for our Spring Trip. Scholarship application information will be available in class on Wednesday, September 11th. This application is due by Friday, October 4th.
ASTA – National Orchestra Festival, Orlando Trip (Symphony only)
Trip packets and contracts were sent home on Monday, September 9th. This handout can be found here.
The cost of the trip is $1650. The trip contract and deposit of $300 is due by Friday, October 4th.
The Martin Orchestra Booster Club is providing a limited amount of scholarships for the ASTA/Orlando trip. Scholarship application information will be available in class on Wednesday, September 11th. This application is due by Friday, October 4th.
Interested in Chaperoning a trip?
Please consider traveling with us! We need approximately 10 parent chaperones for our trip to Corpus and 5 parent chaperones for ASTA.
Forms are due by Friday, October 4th. Do not make a deposit until you have been notified that you will be a chaperone.
Region Orchestra Auditions
Region Orchestra Audition forms are due on Friday, September 20th. This is NOT a requirement for orchestra unless you are enrolled in AP orchestra.
Region auditions are on Saturday, October 19th at Seguin High School. Transportation is NOT provided.
Sept 10 Booster Club Meeting, Colter’s at 7pm
Sept 13 Orchestra Social Event: Scavenger Hunt/Dance Party, 5:45pm-8:00pm
Sept 17 Scentsy Fundraiser Begins
Oct 1 Fall Concert at MHS Auditorium, 6:30pm
Oct 4 Trip contracts due
Oct 9 Vertical Raise Begins
Oct 19 Region Orchestra Auditions at Seguin High School
Oct 26 All-State Recording at Bowie HS