KASTA Middle Level Honor Orchestra

Jr High Orchestra Information & Application 2019

Date
Saturday, April 13, 2019

Location
Hutchinson Middle School
8th Grade Attendance Center (Liberty)
14th and Adams
Hutchinson, KS

Schedule
8:00-8:30 – Registration
8:30-10:00 – Rehearsal #1
10:00-10:15 – Break
10:15-11:30 – Rehearsal #2
11:30-1:00 – Lunch
1:00-2:20 – Rehearsal #3
3:00 – Concert

There will be approximately 84 players; 22 first violins, 22 second violins, 16 violas, 14 cellos, and 10 basses. Selection is based on the teacher recommendation and the review of the “paper audition” forms by the player selection committee. Participation is reserved for 7th, 8th, and 9th graders only by the following system:

This group is not an “Honors Orchestra” in the purest sense of the word, but is intended as an opportunity for as many fine players as possible from as many schools as possible to create a “mountain top experience” that can inspire the participants to, in turn, inspire and encourage fellow students in their respective school orchestras.

The 2019 clinician will be Rachel Dirks, Kansas State University

Music to be used by the 2019 orchestra:

String Orchestra Selections
Handelian – Shirl Jae Atwell – Latham Music – $45  ME
Reverie – Susan Day – Grand Mesa Music – $50 E
The Code – Alan Lee Silva – Carl Fischer – $55  ME

Full Orchestra Selection
Magnificent Seven – Bernstein/Phillippe – Alfred Publishing (Full Orchestra)  – $65 – M
(Maginificent Seven is also available for Concert Band arranged by Phillippe)