KASTA Middle Level Honor Orchestra

Jr High Orchestra Information and Application 2018

Saturday, April 21, 2018

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
10:30-11:30 – Rehearsal #2
11:30-1:00 – Lunch
1:00-2:00 – 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 2018 clinician will be Eric Crawford, Wichita Public Schools

Music to be used by the 2018 orchestra:

String Orchestra Selections
Hopak!- William Owens – FJH Publications
Ashokan Farewell – Jay Ungar (arranged by Calvin Custer)- Alfred Publishing Co.
Declarations – Jeffrey Bishop-Kjos Publ.

Full Orchestra Selection
Eagles Among Us – Brian Balmages (full orchestra)- FJH Music Co.
(this piece was written for full orchestra but can be performed by band alone or with strings combined)