KASTA Middle Level Honor Orchestra


Saturday, April 18, 2020

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

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 2020 clinician will be Bruce Boyd, Hutchinson High School

Music to be used by the 2020 orchestra:

String Orchestra Selections  

  •    Pantomime (Scene No. 8 from “The Nutcracker”) – P. I. Tschaikovsky/arr. Clark, Carl Fischer LLC – $65 ME
  •    Serendipity Suite – Richard Meyer, Alfred Publishing Co. – $85 ME
  •    Plink, Plank, Plunk – Leroy Anderson, Alfred Publishing Belwin Division – $59  M

Full Orchestra Selection

  •    Procession of the Sardar (from “Caucasian Sketches”) – Ippolitov-Ivanov/arr.  Isaac – $59 M