Robinson High School Orchestra
BOLD TYPE entries are MANDATORY FOR ALL STUDENTS.
Please make arrangements in your calendar to accommodate those 5 events.
Friday, September 9, 2016 = Elementary Recruitment tour (small group)
Saturday, September 17, 2016 = Tag Day (8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.) at Robinson
Monday, September 26, 2016 = Senior Regional Orchestra Auditions @ Stuart HS
Tuesdays, October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1, 5 (Sat), 2016 = Major Works rehearsals (Philharmonic)
Sunday, November 6, 2016 = Major Works performance
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 = Philharmonic Wind/Brass/Percussion Auditions @ Robinson
Wednesdays, October 26, November 2,9,16,22(Tues),30, 2016 = Philharmonic rehearsals
Thurs-Saturday, November 10-12, 2016 = Senior Regional Orchestra event at West Potomac HS
Monday, November 21, 2016 = Senior District Orchestra Auditions at Lake Braddock SS
Thursday, December 1, 2016 = HS Winter Concert at Robinson
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 = HS performance at Burke Library
Friday, December 16, 2016 = In-school holiday performance for Robinson during the school day.
Wednesdays, January 4,11,18,25, 2017 = Philharmonic rehearsals
Friday-Saturday, January 13-14, 2017 = Senior District Orchestra event at GMU
Wednesdays, February 1,8,15,22, 2017 = Philharmonic rehearsals
Saturday, February 25, 2017 = All Virginia Orchestra auditions at JMU
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 = HS Pre-Assessment concert at Robinson
Wednesdays, March 1, 7 (Tues) 15, 2017 = Philharmonic rehearsals
Wednesday March 8 or Thursday, March 9, 2017 = Philharmonic performance at Strathmore Center
Thursday – Saturday, March 16-18, 2017 = HS Assessment at Fairfax HS**
Thursday – Sunday, March 29-April 2 = Orchestra Spring Trip, location TBA – all students!
Wednesdays, April 5, 19, 26, 2017 = Philharmonic rehearsals
Thursday – Saturday, April 6-8, 2017 = All Virginia Band and Orchestra event at TBA
Friday, April 21, 2017 = Solo and Ensemble Festival at Stone MS – All students
Wednesdays, May 3, 10, 17, 22 (Mon), 2017 = Philharmonic rehearsals
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 = HS Spring Concert at Robinson
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 = Tentative Senior Solo concert
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 = HS Orchestra Banquet – ALL Students invited!!
** = for Assessment, our specific date/time will be announced in January. Each orchestra performs once during that 3 day event.
I love the fact that my students are passionate about sports and other activities. I do not schedule extra rehearsals outside of the classroom. If necessary, I will arrange for students to meet during RAISE. I ask that you do all you can do to honor your commitment to the orchestra program for the 5 mandatory/bold type dates listed above. Thank you so much! I’m looking forward to a great year! Mrs. Rupert: firstname.lastname@example.org / 703.426.2143
Robinson Middle School Orchestra
*November 21, 2016 (Monday) = Junior District Orchestra Auditions at Lake Braddock Secondary School
November 29, 2016 (Tuesday) = Winter Concert at Robinson, 7:00 p.m.
December 2, 2016 (Friday) = Assembly for the 6th graders at Robinson during school day – Sinfonietta students only
January 13-14, 2017 (Friday-Saturday) = Junior District Orchestra event at George Mason University.
Students selected through audition on 11/21 will participate in this Honors Orchestra.
Everyone invited to performance on 2/14/17.
February 23, 2017 (Thursday) = MS Pre-Assessment Concert (includes Area Orchestra) at Robinson, 7:00 p.m.
February 28, 2017 (Tuesday) = SNOW date for MS Pre-Assessment Concert at Robinson, 7:00 p.m. (Please reserve date)
March 3-4, 2017 (Friday-Saturday) = Middle School Assessment at Westfield HS, times TBA
(each ensemble will perform ONCE during this event, dates and times will be announced in January)
April 21, 2017 (Friday) = Solo and Ensemble Festival at Stone MS
May 23, 2017 (Tuesday) = Middle School Spring Concert at Robinson,7:00 p.m.
June 2, 2017 (Friday) = Middle School Music Department trip to Busch Gardens/Williamsburg.
Chaperones will be needed for this fun day!
All items in BOLD type are required events for all students in the Orchestra program, as these performances serve as our main Assessment for that quarter. Please put all dates firmly in your calendar. Dates NOT in bold type are additional optional offerings for all students.
* JDO Auditions (11/21/16) is a required event for Sinfonietta students and an optional event for all other Middle School students. The JDO audition materials will be covered and taught during the Sinfonietta class and other assistance will be offered during all RAISE classes from September – November 21.
Robinson Music Department Calendar (Charms)
Robinson Blue & Gold Calendar Select "Music" in the drop down menu for all the upcoming Orchestra events!
Robinson Band & Orchestra Parent Organzation Calendar