WILDCAT ORCHESTRA
                                                               2017-2018  Season
                                                            Building Symphonic Musicians!!
     **This Road (website) to Success will always be "under construction"...
                         **visit this site often and check for updates weekly

     **Hollywood Bowl-Lego Symphony Orchestra--Picture taken @ Legoland-San Diego

               Mr. David Anderson-Orchestra Director---Wilkerson Intermediate School
                                                                                                   12312 Sawmill Road
                                                                                                   The Woodlands, TX. 77380
                                                                                  832-592-8900       danderson@conroeisd.net
                                                          GO ASTROS!!   Go RedWings, OU Sooners.....and  BGSU FALCONS!!
   Hello 5th & 6th Orchestra Parents and  New & Returning Students:

 WELCOME!! and what a great start (and "re-start" after Hurricane Harvey) we have had to begin my 18th year of being the director of the Wilkerson Wildcat Orchestra!!  After a great year of recruitment last year and a great summer, I have the honor and joy to teach over 90 5th graders and about 60 returning 6th graders (150 total!!) this great art of music and playing music in a Orchestra setting....It's going to be another great year!!  The information that follows will give my new 5th graders all the things that are needed to be in the Wilkerson Orchestra and can be used as a reminder to my returning 6th graders.

CONGRATULATIONS and WELCOME to the Wilkerson Orchestra.
You are joining an outstanding group of musicians. This information will give you and your child the information needed to get started for a very successful year in Orchestra. If you have any questions during this process of getting an instrument, book, or supplies, you can contact me at the phone number above or with the e-mail listed.     Here is a list of supplies that you will need to have with you as you join the Wilkerson Wildcat Orchestra.
Supplies Needed:
1. Instrument.
2. Music Book
         ORCHESTRA  EXPRESSION-Book 1.    ** This is a NEW BOOK  (5th grade is yellow, and the 6th grade book is red)
2a.   A 1/2 inch 3-ring binder (notebook)
3. Rosin.
4. Shoulder rest- for Violins & Violas.
4a. A Rock Stop-for Cellos & Bass.
5. A cleaning cloth.
6. A folding music stand.
7. A Metronome/Tuner.

These items can be found at any of the music/instrument stores within the Conroe, The Woodlands and Houston area.   Here are the contact numbers and weblinks for a few of these stores.

String & Horn Shop---800-613-9954               Fishburn Violin Shop--281-290-4580         Lisle Violin Shop--800-545-4753   
        www.stringandhornshop.com                       www.fishburnviolin.com                               www.violins.com

H&H--Brook Mays Music                                     Music & Arts-Woodlands                                Montgomery County Music Center
281-580-8000                                                                      936-273-3602                                               Conroe         936-756-0252

Amati Violin Shop--Houston                             Gold Violin Shop-- Houston
800-992-6284                                                              713-729-2231

Concerts, Performances and Uniform Information

The Wilkerson Orchestra performs three times during the year.   The Wilkerson Orchestra website will have all the information about these concerts, and the dates of these performances .    The Orchestra uniform is a red orchestra t-shirt, a nice pair of jeans, and tennis shoes. The t-shirt will be available for purchase at the beginning of the school year.

I look forward to start our progress towards our accomplishments.   It will be a great year!

David Anderson-Orchestra Director


**Letters with permission slips and more information about each event, will be sent home about 3-4 weeks before the event date

October Events-
1.   Oct. 12th.... Houston Symphony Trip
(6th Orchestra during school day)  
                           2.  Oct. 21st.... JH Region 9-Orchestra tryouts @ ORHS 9:00 am--2:00 pm  
(6th Orchestra)  

November Events-  
1.  Nov. 14th......Conroe ISD 6th grade Honor Orchestra try-outs @ Mitchell Intermediate
(6th Orchestra)  

December Events-  
1. Dec. 1st..... Pizza party, Lock-In, & Rehearsal-@ Wilkerson 4:30 pm--8:30 pm
(ALL Orchestra members)

      2. Dec. 5th.......Winter Concert @ Wilkerson--6:30pm-5th     7:15pm-6th
(ALL Orchestra members)
3. Dec. 19th......Wilkerson FA Concert (6th-Philharmonic members) @ Wilkerson--Time--TBA
(**Concert during school hours)

January 2018 Events--
1.   Jan. 19th & 20th...... Conroe ISD 6th grade Honor Orchestra...Clinic & Concert
(Selected 6th grade Orchestra members)

March Events-
1. Conroe ISD 6th grade Orchestra Benchmark & JH Auditions
**(Time & Date to be announced, event will take place during school day)

April Events-
1. April 14th, @ Tom Cox Intermediate school--Conroe ISD 6th grade Solo & Ensemble
(6th Orchestra)

May Events--
1. May 18th.......Pizza party, Lock-In, & Rehearsal-@ Wilkerson 4:30 pm--8:30 pm
(ALL Orchestra members)
       2.  May 23rd.....@ CPHS  College Park HS Feeder Zone--STRING FLING Concert
(ALL Orchestra members)-- Arrive @ 6:30pm , perform @ 7:30 pm

3. May 21st.....Wilkerson FA Concert (6th-Philharmonic members) @ Wilkerson--Time--TBA  
(6th grade Philharmonic members)

 ***Parents.....Our 2017-2018 Concerts & Event schedule is listed above, **and is subject to change as needed**.  Please use the dates listed and add these important dates to your calendars, (and to your smart phones and tablets,)  so you don't miss these events and concerts.


             ** A REMINDER for you to sign up for these reminders etc..
                 REMIND (101)                                             REMIND (101)      
            6th grade Orchestra                                    5th grade Orchestra
          text all of this (message) @c0766                     text all of this (message)   @5thgradeor
         TO  this number     (907) 331-6764                   TO  this number             (907) 331-6764




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